Remote workers have caused a change in the number of people traveling 90 minutes or more to work.
May 15, 2023 |
Updated May 15, 2023
The number of people who travel 90 minutes or more each way to work is decreasing in the U.S. New analysis of super commuters from Apartment List shows 2% of the workforce—3.1 million people as of 2021—travels at least an hour and a half each way.
There was a large increase from 3.2 million in 2010 to 4.6 million people in 2019 when super commuters were 3% of the workforce. Method of travel is also important as 6.8% of public transit riders were super commuters, while only 2.1% commuted by car.
Remote work has also skewed these data points during the past three years. Super commuters declined by 35% from 2019 to 2021, while commuters traveling 30 minutes or less declined by 8%. Remote workers increased by roughly 12% during the same time frame.