Trending: Where the ‘stressed’ live

Feeling stressed? Well, you’re not alone. Across the state of Connecticut, 43 percent of residents said they feel stressed on any given day, according to a poll released by Gallup last week. That places the Nutmeg State in the Top 10 most stressed-out states across the country.

Wonder where stress is likely to be the worst in our area? We sorted through stacks of census data to compare the number of hours workers in each town put in at their jobs every week, in an effort to pinpoint the towns that are likely to have the most-stressed citizens.

On average, Connecticut workers clock a total of 38.2 hours of work every week, according to the census data. But here in Southwestern Connecticut, we spend extra hours behind our desks than our neighbors around the state. We found – among other things – that workers in 22 of the 31 towns in Southwestern Connecticut worked more than the state average. How many hours a week do the people in your town work?

Let us know how this stacks up against your personal experience in the comments section below.


Maggie Gordon

3 Responses

  1. Bill says:

    Connecticut is no longer the Nutmeg State — it is The Constitution State – courtesy of the state legislature.

  2. Erica says:

    I hate to say it, but stressed or not, there is NO REASON whatsoever for all this unnecessary road rage that is out there. NOBODY follows the speed limit, people are always trying to cut you off…thats why people are stressed. There are many rude drivers on the road. If people left when the were supposed to for work, there would be none of this…everybody is in such a rush all the time…it needs to stop. I just got my driver lisence and the reason it took me so long to do it is because of these idiot drivers who don’t make me feel safe to be behind a wheel.

  3. roy says:

    God and Zoloft will eliminate all stresses. Trust me….