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U.S. STATES WITH THE HIGHEST (AND LOWEST) PERCENTAGES OF PEOPLE WHO LEAVE FOR WORK AT UNUSUAL TIMES OF DAY

These are essentially the states with the most (and fewest) shift workers. Nevada, with its all-hours tourism, ranks an overwhelming #1, while many of the states in the Great Lakes region (with its round-the-clock industry) also rank high. Suburban states and those with a large number of government jobs tend to rank low.

The statistics below list the percentage of people who leave their home for work (as a percentage employed outside the home) either before 5 AM or after noon.

Highest Percentages:

STATE


1. Nevada
2. Wisconsin
3. Indiana
4. Michigan
5. Kentucky
5. West Virginia
7. Ohio
8. Utah
9. Iowa
10. Tennessee
HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF
NON-HOME-WORKERS WHO LEAVE FOR
WORK BEFORE 5 AM OR AFTER NOON
24.4
21.4
21.3
20.6
20.3
20.3
20.2
19.9
19.8
19.1

Lowest Percentages:

STATE


1. New Jersey
2. Connecticut
2. Maryland
4. Colorado
5. Virginia
HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF
NON-HOME-WORKERS WHO LEAVE FOR
WORK BEFORE 5 AM OR AFTER NOON
13.9
14.1
14.1
14.6
15.0

The District of Columbia, not surprisingly, has only 12.5 percent of its people who work outside the home who leave after noon or before 5 AM.


Source of Data: 2000 U.S. Census.

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