According to a recent Portfolio.com special report: In an exclusive analysis of the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas, Detroit ranks as the most stressful place to live and work.

40% of the nation’s workers say they experience stress on a daily basis, according to a Gallup Poll from June. That number climbs to 50 percent among the unemployed.

48% percent of U.S. adults believe the stress in their lives has escalated during the past half-decade, says the American Psychological Association.

Several factors contribute to the daily pressure that Americans feel, ranging from unemployment and shaky personal finances to traffic, crime, and pollution. The intensity of this toxic mixture varies from market to market across the country, as does the level of stress.

Nowhere is the situation worse than in Detroit, which ranks as the most stressful metropolitan area in America, according to a new study by Portfolio.com and bizjournals.

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DETROIT TOPS LIST OF MOST STRESSFUL METROPOLITAN AREAS

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