Study: Daily temperature plays a role in your income

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A new study finds there's a direct link between temperature and the local economy-- meaning your income may be tied to how warm or cold it is right outside your window.

The study was completed by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

They analyzed data over a 40 year period and concluded that daily temperatures play a "large role" in the economics of a community.

The research suggests the warmer the climate you live in, the less money you make.

Researchers also found that for every degree increase in temperature above 59 degrees, productivity of workers and crops decreases by almost two percent. They say that's because money is spent adapting to the climate.

For example-- compare a place that is 77 degrees to a location that is 55 degrees on average. Workers in the colder climate earned five dollars more.

The study found a "sweet spot" between 54 and 59 degrees-- that's where productivity is maximized.

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