The 11 Laziest Cities in the U.S.

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11. (tie) Trenton, New Jersey; Miami, Florida (pictured); Santa Cruz, California

In these three cities, most workers arrive around 8:14 a.m. Trenton, the only state capital on this list, unsurprisingly has many people employed by the State of New Jersey, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There are also three area colleges and a number of primary and secondary schools that provide jobs.

Driving employment in Miami are a variety of occupational categories. The BLS lists office workers, people in sales, and food prep workers as having the lion’s share of jobs in Miami. There is more to the tourist town that shopping and eating though, with education taking up a large chunk as well, due to the public school system and University of Miami. A number of major companies are headquartered here too, including Burger King.

As of 2011, the city of Santa Cruz named the University of California at Santa Cruz and the County of Santa Cruz as the main employers. Plantronics, a tech company, and the boardwalk also contributed a fair number of jobs for the area.

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