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New Jersey ranked third most stressed out state

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Real estate blog Movoto has ranked New Jersey the third most stressed state in the US. They used the length of the commute, hours spent at work, population density, amount of income spent on housing, and percentage of population who don't have health insurance to rank the states.

1. The Commute: The average is half an hour, and for the overwhelming majority (80 percent) that means driving. And that means traffic., which is probably why 15 percent of New Jersey workers have commutes longer than 60 minutes.

Better make sure you've got your EZ pass, too: 14 percent of New Jersey residents travel out of state for work. The flow of New Jersey residents working in New York is higher than any other interstate commute in the country.

2. The Workweek: The average New Jerseyan 38.5 hours per week, according to The American Community Survey Movoto used. But a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists New Jersey as the highest average earnings per hour, at $34.03. So we may have to disagree with Movoto on this count.

3. The Cost of Living: The majority of New Jersey residentsspend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Whether you rent or own a house or apartment, most real estate brokerssuggest spending only a quarter of your income on housing.

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By: Rose Driscoll (Patch)

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