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Alabama ranked as 2017’s Most Stressed State


April is Stress Awareness Month and the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's Most & Least Stressed States and Alabama ranks as the most stressful state. 

To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep.

During the 10-year period when stress was declining, Americans commonly identified “money, work and the economy” as their biggest sources of worry. Today, Americans also report increased anxiety over the election outcome, current political climate, uncertainty of our nation’s future and fear of violence.

Out of the 50 states surveyed Alabama came in as the most stressful state and across all the key metrics Alabama ranked fifth in work-related stress, second in money-related stress, fifth in family-relate stress and sixth in health and safety related stress. 

To find a more local analysis of this topic, please visit WalletHub’s ranking of the Most & Least Stressed Cities in America

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