Stress is all around us these days – flip on the news and sometimes the problems seem nonstop. There’s so much political infighting and inaction, unemployment, etc…
But are some cities more afflicted than others? It sure looks that way.
We just completed an in-depth study on the nation’s Most Stressful Cities, and Tampa Bay, Florida came out at the top of the list. Las Vegas was number two, then Miami and Jacksonville.
Notice a pattern? Florida, with all it’s sunshine, occupies half of the top ten spots. I was pretty taken aback.
We looked at a lot of data, so it’s tough to dismiss this interesting concentration as mere statistical aberration.
You can check out all the factors here on our site:
The study is getting great response through its CNBC/MSNBC coverage: thousands of readers have already Tweeted the story, recommended it on Facebook, or shared it through other outlets.
I was interviewed by the Tampa Tribune, along with some of the area’s leaders:
I mentioned that I was shocked by the results… and so did they!