Nevada is the most stressed state in the nation, according to a new report by personal finance website WalletHub.
On average, adults living in Nevada are contending with lower job security than those in other states. Nevada also has the nation’s highest divorce rate as well as a significant physician shortage.
South Dakota is the country’s least-stressed state, according to WalletHub, which noted that its residents enjoy high job security and more nightly sleep, on average, than residents of most other states.
A recent WalletHub survey found that financial worries are the biggest source of stress for Americans, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. When calculating this year’s state rankings for stress, WalletHub took into account each state’s COVID restrictions, an indicator of the severity of the pandemic in a given state.
Residents of Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming put in the most hours at work each week, while those living in Utah, Rhode Island and Oregon worked the least, according to the report.
The drowsiest denizens of the U.S. live in Hawaii, West Virginia and Kentucky, where residents get the fewest hours of sleep per night, while those in Minnesota, South Dakota and Vermont get the most sleep.
Another finding: Unsurprisingly, California, Hawaii and New York offer the least affordable housing options while Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas will give you the most bang for your real estate buck.
The most and least stressed states in 2021 (1 = most stressed)
3. New Mexico
4. West Virginia
14. North Carolina
19. New York
20. Rhode Island
33. New Jersey
34. South Carolina
43. New Hampshire
46. North Dakota
50. South Dakota
For the full report and to learn more about the methodology, visit WalletHub.