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Commuters say getting to work is stressing them out more than it used to

Study says commuting got more stressful

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Commuters are crowded into the center area of an NJ Transit Arrow III rail car. In a Robert Half survey more commuters said their trip to and from work is more stressful than it was two years ago. When you’re commuting, you may have a nasty, unwanted partner riding with you — stress.

Stress may remind you it’s there after hearing your train or bus is delayed or encountering a multi-mile backup on the highway. And a new survey found that more commuters say the trip to and from the job is stressing them out than two years ago.

A survey by Robert Half , a specialized staffing firm, asked 2,800 commuters nationwide about the length of their commutes and stress. And 30% more of those workers said their commute is stressful than those responding to the same survey in 2017. That included commutes by car and by mass transit.

“It went up 30% in two years,” said Dora Onyschak, Robert Half Central New Jersey metro marketing manager.

That survey said commuters in the New York-New Jersey metro area had the second-longest commute, clocking in at 61 minutes. Only Washington D.C. was worse at 65 minutes.

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