Fastest Growing Commute Mode Since 2000: No Commute at All

The number of telecommuters has increased dramatically since 2000.
April 19, 2017, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Telecommuting is now more common that walking or biking to work, according to an article by Christopher Groskopf. According to Groskopf, "a record 2.6% of American employees now go to their jobs without ever leaving their houses. That’s more than walk and bike to work combined."

Groskopf is reporting analysis by Quartz of U.S. Census and American Community Survey data. "The data show that telecommuting has grown faster than any other way of getting to work—up 159% since 2000."

The data also show that telecommuters tend to be high earners, with an average annual income of $80,000. Groskopf concludes the article by speculating on the impact telecommuting trends could have on urban areas if they continue. 

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Published on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Quartz
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