10 of the Top 30 Most Stressful Cities to Work are in Texas

There are a lot of factors that can increase stress at work: Demanding bosses, being understaffed, tight timelines and, apparently, working in Texas!

There’s a new study out on the most- and least-stressful cities to work in, and cities in the Lone Star State dominate the most stressful list.

The analysis considered eight main factors, including hours worked per week — commute time, single-income families, income growth rate, lack of health insurance and crime rates. The Top 10 are:

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Arlington, Texas
  3. Dallas, Texas
  4. Memphis, Tennessee
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Corpus Christi, Texas
  7. Fayetteville, North Carolina
  8. Fort Worth, Texas
  9. Moreno Valley, California
  10. Modesto, California

Yes, that’s five Texas cities in the Top 10. And there are 10 Texas cities in the Top 30!

The LEAST stressful cities to work in are:

  1. Madison, Wisconsin
  2. Fort Collins, Colorado
  3. Fremont, California
  4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  5. Providence, Rhode Island
  6. Lincoln, Nebraska
  7. Portland, Oregon
  8. Seattle, Washington
  9. St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. Boise, Idaho

So BOTH of the Twin Cities made that Top 10.

If you’re curious, New York City had the longest average commute at nearly 80 minutes.  And Clarksville, Tennessee had the longest workweek at an average of 41 hours.

 

(LLC.org has the full report.)

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