With workplace-related stress alone has cost society more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the 2019’s Most and Least Stressed Cities of America as well as accompany videos. In order to determine where Americans cope best with their stress, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 39 key metrics.
The data set ranges from average weekly work hours to debt load to divorce and suicide rates. Fayetteville, North Carolina, Shreveport, Louisiana, Augusta, Georgia and Las Cruces, New Mexico residents spend the fewest annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter, 7, which is 23.4 times fewer than in Boston, the city where residents spend the most at 164.
South Burlington, Vermont, has the lowest unemployment rate, 1.70 percent, which is 5.3 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 9.00 percent. Fremont, California, has the lowest divorce rate, 10.22 percent, which is four times lower than in Cleveland, the city with the highest at 41.32 percent.