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Old 04-18-2016, 08:40 AM
 
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From Zippia?: https://www.zippia.com/advice/lazies...es-in-america/


Keep in mind that it is for the city proper, not the metro area. Still weird though.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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These are almost all rust belt cities.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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All liberal cities....
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I am more than willing to believe it due to the fact that I don't really like Ohio all that much.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Wow...this is the most elitist criteria I've ever seen...

''After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest cities in the U.S.:

Lowest average hours worked
Shortest commute time
Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number of households)
Highest unemployment rate
Fewest adults with a college degree''
https://www.zippia.com/advice/lazies...es-in-america/

I wouldn't call the people of these economically depressed blue collar cities lazy. What a non-sense list.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The folks at zippia are #1 on the list of laziest list makers.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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This article is laughable. Many of these cities listed do not require a college degree to have a job. And honestly some of the hardest workers I've seen don't have a college degree. Some of the other stuff is just as ridiculous... commute times? really? I don't expect a small city to have anywhere near the average commute time of a major city. What does that have to do with being lazy?
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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I've seen a lot of arbitrary and stupid lists but this one takes the cake.

Also, it's interesting that high unemployment translates to laziness in their eyes. That's a fundamental misunderstanding of the meaning of the unemployment rate. The unemployment rate counts those who don't have a job but are looking. I'd imagine that if they're looking for a job but can't find one, that should be an indictment of the local economy and a lack of jobs, not laziness.

This ranking is a total crock of sh*t and it hurts me that there are people stupid enough to take it seriously.
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Quite the offensive article...
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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The list is based off of...

1. Lowest average hours worked
2. Shortest commute time
3. Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number of households)
4. Highest unemployment rate
5. Fewest adults with a college degree

3, 4 and 5 tend to be correlated with poverty. Assuming someone is lazy because they didn't attain a college degree or has financial constraints is terribly ignorant. I also don't see how a short commute time translates into laziness at all.
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