During Thanksgiving week, your work commute may be a little smoother as some people take the entire week off from work, resulting in fewer cars on the road. For the rest of the year, however, you’re not alone if your commute stresses you out before you arrive at work; half of professionals say traveling to and from work is stressful, according to a recent Robert Half survey.
Additionally, traffic doesn’t seem to be getting any better; if anything, it is getting worse as 45 percent of workers say their commute is too long, which is up from 30 percent in 2017. Although the average roundtrip commute is 48.37 minutes, about one in five workers have a commute longer than one hour.
Take heart, Californians, we don’t have the longest commutes in the nation. Washington, D.C. and New York have the top two average commutes, which are 65.84 minutes and 60.88 minutes, respectively. After Houston and Miami, San Francisco comes in fifth with an average commute of 55.3 minutes.
California does have two of the top five most stressful commutes — San Diego and Los Angeles.