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It’s Most Stressful in Tacoma, Survey Says

From Times Wire Reports

More nerve-racking than New York, more vexing than Vegas, a port city of 195,000 is a new survey’s pick for the nation’s most stressed-out big city.

In a survey based on divorces, suicide rates and other factors, Tacoma topped the list of stressful cities -- followed by Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York City and Portland, Ore.

Fast Forward Inc., which produces the BestPlaces website, released the survey.

“It’s cloudy in Tacoma much of the time, and the suicide and property crime rates are high,” the website states. “On a brighter note, Tacomans can feel safe from bodily harm thanks to the low violent crime rate.”

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The survey evaluated 331 cities’ performance in nine “stress index” categories, including unemployment rate, divorce rate and commute time.


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