Could it be possible that the Tampa area is more stressful to live in than New York City? A study conducted by Forbes.com says yes. #
The Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area ranked fourth among the nation’s largest metropolitan areas in the study seeking to rank the nation’s most stressful cities. #
A ranking of fourth put the Tampa area ahead of New York City — which landed eighth — and Miami in the sixth, as the most stressful cities in the United States. Las Vegas was number one, with Los Angeles in second, and Houston in third, according to the report. #
Forbes analyzed the nation’s 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas based on six stress factors including high unemployment rate, long commute times, long work hours, limited health care, poor physical health, and limited exercise. #
The Tampa Bay area ranked in the top 10 in four of six categories, including the fifth-highest unemployment rate, 10th in long work hours, fourth in poor physical health, and ninth in limited exercise, according to the report. #
The U.S. House of Representatives passed President Obama’s compromise bill to extend the Bush tax cuts in full for two years and federal unemployment benefits for one year late last night after first rejecting an amendment to change the estate tax provisions of the agreement.