If you’re a commuter in this city, you know just how frustrating it can be to get to work. From train delays, unexpected stops, and excessive traffic, it’s a true miracle NYC is known for their hustle culture when so many obstacles lie in our way while getting to work.
So when resume.io released their recent study showing that NYC commuters are the most stressed in the U.S., we definitely weren’t surprised.
According to Big Apple city planners, commuters make up 20% of NYC’s workforce, coming out to more than a million people entering the city for work each day. Of those million, 600,000 of them spend more than 90 minutes on their commute, reports census data.
Census data also shows that throughout the United States, only 5% of US workers use public transportation to get to work. However, 55.6% of NYC commuters use public transit, making up 38.5% of the country’s public transport commuters. And as we all know, as wonderful as public transportation is, there are plenty of not wonderful things that come along with it—most often: stress.
When searching through commuter-themed tweets in NYC, resume.io found that 45.09% of them show signs of stress. This surpasses Baton Rouge in second place for a U.S. city with the most stressed commuters, totaling to 44.2%, and Jersey City coming in at third with 43.37%.
And though NYC train delays make for a very valid and very convenient excuse, the stress isn’t always worth it.