New Yorkers latest to work: Nate Silver runs the numbers and NYC is sleeping in.

New Yorkers Get to Work Later Than Anyone Else in the Country

New Yorkers Get to Work Later Than Anyone Else in the Country

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April 22 2014 5:08 PM

Per Nate Silver, New Yorkers Get to Work Later Than Anyone Else in the Country

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In a piece posted today, Nate Silver uses data from the American Community Survey to figure out the earliest- and latest-rising metropolitan areas in the country. The latest median time of work arrival is in New York at 8:24 a.m. The earliest: Hinesville, Ga. at 7:01 a.m. Check out the post for Silver's breakdown of national trends (college and tourist towns get up late) as well as this entertaining piece of self-biography:

A decade or so ago, when I was a consultant living in Chicago, I didn’t have it so easy. Work in Chicago begins a little earlier than in New York — about 20 minutes earlier, relative to the local time zone. My bosses nevertheless tolerated me rolling into the office at a bit past 9 a.m. But sometimes I’d travel to cities such as St. Louis and Omaha, Neb., to visit clients. Meetings as early as 6 or 7 a.m. were not uncommon; I was “relieved” from one project after a client caught me nodding off in a meeting.
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For the record, I once attended a meeting with Nate Silver. It was in the afternoon and he did not fall asleep.