BY LAURA YOUNG
We all know the Garden State isn’t all roses and sunshine. Living in the most populated state in the union comes with a unique set of problems: traffic, unemployment, and poverty, to name a few. But according to a recent study by Movoto Real Estate, we’re still doing better than our neighbors in the Big Apple.
Seven universal stress factors went into ranking America’s largest 100 cities: commute time, unemployment, high cost of living, crime, hours worked, population density, and percentage of income spent on rent. New York City ranked the second-most stressed city, second only to Washington, D.C. As for us, Jersey City ranked fifth and Newark eighth.