Nearly a third of all Pierce workers travel to other counties for employment each day, adding well over a hundred thousand drivers to the I-5 corridor. Conversely, nearly one in six workers, locally, are commuting in from other regions. Understanding the factors that enable a high-commuter population is important for workforce boards, especially as we look ahead with a focus on increased opportunities for remote work and consider the significant environmental and personal costs of lengthy commutes.
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Using data from the Census’ Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics Survey, we can see place-based worker patterns by demographic characteristics, industry, education, and wage.