WalletHub: Louisiana ranked as most stressed state

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(WalletHub) – With April being Stress Awareness Month and millennials reporting the highest average stress levels of any generation, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Stressed States as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 40 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep.

Most Stressed States                                          Least Stressed States
1 Louisiana                                                            41 Montana
2 Mississippi                                                          42 Hawaii
3 Arkansas                                                             43 Wisconsin
4 Kentucky                                                             44 New Hampshire
5 West Virginia                                                      45 Iowa
6 New Mexico                                                        46 South Dakota
7 Alabama                                                              47 North Dakota
8 Nevada                                                                48 Massachusetts
9 Alaska                                                                  49 Utah
10 Oklahoma                                                         50 Minnesota

Key Stats
Hawaii has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.4 percent, which is 2.8 times lower than in Alaska, the highest at 6.6 percent.

New Hampshire has the lowest share of the population living in poverty, 8.1 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 21.5 percent.

Utah has the lowest separation & divorce rate, 15.88 percent, which is 1.6 times lower than in Nevada, the highest at 26.19 percent.

Minnesota has the lowest share of adults in fair or poor health, 12.17 percent, which is two times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 24.03 percent.

Vermont has the most psychologists per 100,000 residents, 73.64, which is 4.9 times more than in Mississippi, the fewest at 15.07.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-stressed-states/32218/

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