The 6 least stressful cities in America

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6 Least Stressed Cities in America

6. Fargo, North Dakota

During the country's last recession, Fargo's unemployment rate never went over 5%. The city didn't feel much from the foreclosure crisis either.

5. San Jose, California

The Bay Area as a whole is among the least stressed regions in the country.

San Jose has the most psychologists per capita and lowest divorce rates, both fight stress.

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4. Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin which is also one of the least stressful states in the country. The University of Wisconsin provides stable jobs for much of the Madison community

3. Ann Arbor, Michigan

The city's name reflects the wealth of trees in Ann Arbor. It is one of the most environmentally friendly in the country.

2. Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth is a prime outdoor tourist getaway with both Lake Superior and the Superior National Forest.

Its residents also get superior rest with an average 7.2 hours of sleep per night.

1. Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City has one of the shortest average work weeks in the country at 33.4 hours per week.

It also has one of the lowest unemployment rates and bankruptcy rates.

Click through the gallery below to see the 8 most stressful jobs:

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Most stressful jobs

1. Firefighter: Median salary $45,600

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2. Enlisted military personnel: $28,840

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3. Military general: $196,300

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4. Airline pilot: $98,410

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5. Police officer: $56,980

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6. Actor: $46,070

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7. Broadcaster: $60,070

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Event coordinator: $45,810

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9. Photojournalist: $42,530

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10. Newspaper reporter: $37,090

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