Sunday, January 25, 2015

Median Worker's Arrival Time

New Yorkers get to work late — at least on a relative basis. The median worker in the New York metropolitan area begins his workday at 8:24 a.m. There’s a buffer of about an hour on either side: 25 percent of the workforce has arrived by 7:28 a.m., while 75 percent has gotten in by 9:32.

Here's what goes on in the rest of the country, according to



  1. I get to work around 9:30 - 10:00. Pretty much Wall Street hours. All my clients are private equity. I'm in Houston.

    1. Do you do any productive work? As in, do you actually contribute to society/the economy?

  2. If you look closely, you can see an exercise in creative data choosing. Prime example: the inclusion of Ocean City, NJ as a "metro area." It's a seaside resort town whose population decreases between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Moreover, there's little industry or business there. Why include it over, say, Freehold, Edison, Morristown, or Cherry Hill, NJ where there is far more business centers, e.g., insurance, engineering, banking, etc.

  3. The charts don't seem to reflect this, but one would think time zones and how much west coast-east coast a business has would dictate some of this as well.