Business First posts daily online stats for WNY on all sorts of topics, income levels, job growth and more. This material comes from places like federal and state agencies, private research firms and bizjournals, the online media division of American City Business Journals Inc., Business First's parent company. . Researchers have compiled that information into a quiz for area residents, which you can find in this week's print edition. Here's a sample.
The Buffalo Sabres rank ninth in attendance in the 30-team National Hockey League this season. Only one of the following teams is outdrawing the Sabres. Which one?
(a) Boston Bruins
(b) New York Rangers
(c) Ottawa Senators
(d) St. Louis Blues
Correct answer: d. St. Louis Blue
It's an unfortunate fact that most of Western New York's 88 cities and villages are losing population. What is the largest city or village that is actually adding people these days?
(a) East Aurora
Correct answer: b. Fredonia
What does the typical worker in Erie County earn per week?
Correct answer: b. $750
The number of home-based workers is growing rapidly, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. What share of the workforce in Erie and Niagara counties consists of people who work out of their homes?
(a) 3 percent
(b) 5 percent
(c) 8 percent
(d) 12 percent
Correct answer: a. 3%