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recently ranked cities based on their unemployment rate, housing affordability, cost of living, and other factors to determine which cities are the most stressed out.

Here are the cities topping its “stressed” :

  1. : A 12.3% unemployment rate, the third least affordable housing in the nation, and a high cost of living.
  2. , N.Y.: “The least affordable in the U.S., the most extreme population density, and the highest cost of living,” according to Forbes.
  3. Chicago: Worst traffic congestion in the country, a 10.3% unemployment rate, and fourth most extreme for population density in the nation.
  4. Washington, D.C.: Tied with Chicago for worst traffic congestion in the U.S., which keeps commuters in traffic jams, on average, 70 hours per year.
  5. , Calif.: Some of the least affordable housing in the nation, seventh highest cost of living in the country, and a 10.5% unemployment rate.

Find out what other cities topped the “stressed” list at Forbes. 


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