Rochester has ranked in the top five on a new list which might be one of the city’s least greatest accomplishments to date. It’s ranked number four on Zippia.com’s list of the Top Ten Laziest Cities in America.
Zippia.com released its list last week, which the career site said analyzes U.S Census data based on criteria such as the lowest average number of hours worked in a region; the shortest commute time; fewest workers per household (labor force divided by the number of households); the highest unemployment rate; and the fewest adults with a college degree in the area.
The site gathered data for 200 cities in the ranking, then rated each city with scores from 1 to 200, creating a lazy index.
Out of Rochester’s 210,461 residents, according to the the website, only 24.4 percent are college educated, in a city where the unemployment rate has recently risen to 13.9 percent.
In addition, the average number of hours worked by residents has also fallen in the city, while at the same time, Rochester has also been ranked as the city with the seventh fewest workers per household in the country.
Rochester was one of three Upstate New York cities to make the top ten on the list; with Syracuse coming in at number five, and Buffalo not too far behind, coming in at number eight on the list.
According to Zippia.com, 26 percent of Syracuse’s 144,648 residents are college educated, and the city’s unemployment rate is 12.5 percent. However, although the city’s unemployment rate isn’t as high as others, Syracuse’s short average commute time, coupled with an average of just 35.3 hours worked per week, has helped to rank the city in the list’s top ten.
“Syracuse seems to be lazy, not because of a bad economy, but by choice,” the website stated.
Buffalo also made the cut for having the fewest number of workers per household in the top 10, as well as the second fewest out of the 200 places the list ranked, overall.
Dayton Ohio ranked number one on the list, while Rockford, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan came in at numbers nine and 10, respectively.
Here’s the website’s full list, below:
- Dayton, OH
- Toledo, OH
- Springfield, MA
- Rochester, NY
- Syracuse, NY
- Cleveland, OH
- Akron, OH
- Buffalo, NY
- Rockford, IL
- Detroit, MI
Visit https://www.zippia.com/advice/laziest-cities-in-america/ to view the full list.