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Syracuse, Rochester Named Two of the Top Ten Laziest Cities in America by

By Staff


syracuseSyracuse and Rochester have ranked in the top five on a new list which might be one of the cities’ least greatest accomplishments to date. The two cities have been ranked numbers four and five on’s list of the Top Ten Laziest Cities in America.

Syracuse came in at number five on the list, while Rochester came in fourth place, and Buffalo wasn’t too far behind, at number eight on the list. released the 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 Syracuse’s 144,648 residents, only 26 percent are college educated, according to the website, with an unemployment rate of 12.5 percent.

And, although the Syracuse unemployment rate isn’t as high as others, Zippia said 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.

Out of Rochester’s 210,461 residents, the website said only 24.4 percent are college educated, and the city has an unemployment rate that 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.

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 has ranked number one on the list, while Rockford, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan came in at numbers nine and 10, respectively, on the list.

Here’s the website’s full list, below:

  1. Dayton, OH
  2. Toledo, OH
  3. Springfield, MA
  4. Rochester, NY
  5. Syracuse, NY
  6. Cleveland, OH
  7. Akron, OH
  8. Buffalo, NY
  9. Rockford, IL
  10. Detroit, MI

Visit to view the full top ten.

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