Matt Case - March 26th, 2024 - 7:22am PDT 

    WalletHub's latest annual report, released in 2024, has unveiled the rankings of the most and least stressed states in the U.S., based on a comprehensive analysis involving 40 key indicators of stress. These indicators span four major categories: work, money, family, and health & safety, providing a detailed snapshot of stress levels across the nation.

    The study evaluated a variety of factors, including the average number of work hours per week and the percentage of adults receiving adequate sleep, to determine the rankings.

    Louisiana has been named the Most Stressed State this year, securing the third position in both work-related and health & safety-related stress, and fourth in money-related stress. Other states with notable rankings include Alaska, which leads in work-related stress at 14th overall, and Mississippi, ranking second overall but first in money-related stress. Nevada stands out for family-related stress, whereas Arkansas is identified as the most stressed state regarding health & safety.

    On the other end of the spectrum, Minnesota has been recognized as the least stressed state in the nation, showing particularly low stress levels in money-related aspects and scoring well in other categories too.

    Here's a glance at the top 10 most and least stressed states according to the 2024 report:

    Top 10 Most Stressed States:

    1. Louisiana
    2. Mississippi
    3. Nevada
    4. New Mexico
    5. Arkansas
    6. West Virginia
    7. Alabama
    8. Kentucky
    9. Oklahoma
    10. Texas

    Top 10 Least Stressed States:

    1. Minnesota
    2. South Dakota
    3. Utah
    4. New Hampshire
    5. Iowa
    6. Idaho
    7. North Dakota
    8. Delaware
    9. Nebraska
    10. Hawaii

    These rankings offer valuable insights into the various stress factors affecting Americans today, reflecting the diverse challenges faced by residents of different states.