April is Stress Awareness Month. That's great but I'm aware, every month, of how stressed I am. I'm waiting for Stress Reduction Month!

The folks at Wallethub.com are back with another list...this time ranking the states from most to least stressed. They determined this list based on 38 different metrics, including unemployment rates, hours worked, personal bankruptcy rates, and more. On this list, you DON'T want to be #1...you want to way down on the list. Below you'll find the five MOST stressed and the five LEAST stressed states, followed by the Tri-State rakings.


  1. Louisiana
  2. New Mexico
  3. West Virginia
  4. Mississippi
  5. Nevada


  1. Minnesota
  2. North Dakota
  3. Utah
  4. Iowa
  5. South Dakota

And now for the Tri-State...states. I'll give you each state's overall stress ranking, followed by some specific metrics that determined the score.

Overall Stress Ranking:

  • Kentucky #9
  • Indiana #17
  • Illinois #28

Work Related Stress

  • Illinois #11
  • Kentucky #26
  • Indiana #31

Money Related Stress

  • Kentucky #8
  • Indiana #17
  • Illinois #27

Family Related Stress

  • Indiana #9
  • Kentucky #18
  • Illinois #28

Health & Safety Related Stress

  • Kentucky #4
  • Indiana #16
  • Illinois #38

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