"Researchers" Declare New York City the Worst Place to Be During a Zombie Apocalypse

“Researchers” at CareerBuilder recently created The Zombie Apocalypse Index, an interactive map which ranks major metropolitan areas in the United States based on their readiness for a breakout of Zombies.

While ridiculous in premise, the study has some real data behind it.

The CareerBuilder study is comprised of a weighted index ranking the 53 largest U.S. metropolitan areas (with more than 1 million residents) based on their occupational skills and industry characteristics. A standard, flesh-eating virus transmitted via biting or contact with infected blood is assumed. The index is scored on eight different factors in four categories: ability to defend against the virus, ability to contain the virus, ability to find a cure and ability to outlast the epidemic with an ample food supply. The study is based on data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), which analyzes labor market data from more than 90 national, state and local employment resources.

New York City and the tri-state area got dead last (pun intended), with Boston grabbing the top spot. Check out the full map for more.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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