10 states with the most stress
Workplace stress can have a big impact on employees, often leading to higher rates of illness, absenteeism and turnover. While employers have put in place some effective well-being strategies that have made meaningful strides in reducing behavioral and biometric risks, fostering emotional well-being in general, and reducing stress in particular, remains stubbornly challenging.

Office-related stress plays a big part in a new study from WalletHub that compares stress among states. The financial site compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across four key dimensions using 38 different indicators: work-related stress, money-related stress, family-related stress and health and safety related stress.

Regarding work-related stress, points were tallied based on things like job security, unemployment rates and income growth rates. As for money-related stressors, median incomes and housing affordability were taken into consideration. In addition, family-related stress was calculated using childcare costs rates and parental-leave policies while health and safety stressors were calculated using statistics on increases in annual health premiums, suicide rates and mental health.

According to WalletHub, these are the most stressful states.
10. Tennessee
Total score (out of 100): 48.37
Work-related stress (Out of 51, 1 being the most stressful): 41
Money-related stress: 7
Family-related stress: 13
Health-and-safety-related stress: 9
9. Kentucky
Total score: 49.07
Work-related stress: 26
Money-related stress: 8
Family-related stress: 18
Health-and-safety-related stress: 4
8. Alabama
Total score: 50.26
Work-related stress: 20
Money-related stress: 6
Family-related stress: 26
Health-and-safety-related stress: 6
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7. Oklahoma
Total score: 51.10
Work-related stress: 9
Money-related stress: 15
Family-related stress: 11
Health-and-safety-related stress: 5
6. Arkansas
Total score: 52.16
Work-related stress: 25
Money-related stress: 4
Family-related stress: 24
Health-and-safety-related stress: 2
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5. Nevada
Total score: 52.69
Work-related stress: 29
Money-related stress: 19
Family-related stress: 1
Health-and-safety-related stress: 8
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4. Mississippi
Total score: 56.44
Work-related stress: 10
Money-related stress: 1
Family-related stress: 5
Health-and-safety-related stress: 7
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3. West Virginia
Total score: 57.06
Work-related stress: 8
Money-related stress: 2
Family-related stress: 15
Health-and-safety-related stress: 1
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2. New Mexico
Total score: 57.22
Work-related stress: 5
Money-related stress: 5
Family-related stress: 2
Health-and-safety-related stress: 13
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Flag of the US state of Louisiana on a brushed metal backgound
1. Louisiana
Total score: 57.26
Work-related stress: 3
Money-related stress: 2
Family-related stress: 8
Health-and-safety-related stress: 3