06/09/2014 03:40 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2014

Florida Named The Most Stressed-Out State In The Country, According To New Ranking

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White-sand beaches, sunny weather and exciting theme parks may sound like the picture of fun and relaxation, but for Florida residents, they may not be enough to help keep worries at bay. According to an analysis by the real estate blog Movoto, the state ranks as the most stressed in the country.

The report, which uses data extracted from the U.S. Census' American Community Survey, ranked the 48 states in the contiguous U.S. based on six different criteria, including long commutes, unemployment and amount of hours spent working. Each state's six scores were then averaged for a final score, which was then ranked from No. 1 to 48. Florida's high unemployment rate (11.3 percent) and high population of residents without health insurance (25.8 percent) helped the state earn the top spot.

Georgia ranked second, and New York came in at No. 7, scoring high due to population density and the amount of income spent on housing. North Dakota was ranked as the least stressed state, scoring low in every category except the number of hours each resident works.

To see the report's 10 most stressed-out states, check out the slideshow below:

The Most Stressed-Out States In America

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