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Top US Cities For Remote Workers


According to the people from Global Workplace Analytics, the percentage of remote workers in the United States is hovering around two and a half percent, with a tendency to rise. The concept of remote work is a truly paradigm-changing development which enables people to work for companies thousands of miles away while still enjoying their lives in the cities and towns they love., one of the largest job search engines in the country looked at the statistics and they discovered that in some cities, people are looking for remote work opportunities more than in others. Once they assembled a Top 20 list, they tried to analyze the results and find out what it was that inspired people from those cities to look for remote jobs.

According to the Senior Vice President of Paul D’Arcy, mostly “hot cities” are becoming more and more popular among Americans, for any number of the reasons. They attract people who want to live and work there and then, when they find out the job opportunities are not everything they thought they would be, they start looking for remote work instead of moving away.

shutterstock_287851133The people from Indeed then looked for other possible explanations why these cities boast such high remote work search numbers. They thought that perhaps these cities had problems with traffic jams or some other issues that would motivate people to search for remote jobs. They could not discover anything of the sort which would explain such numerous searches in these 20 cities.

Another possible reason that they considered was the level of college educated people in those cities, since most remote works are tied to specific industries and fields that do not require actual physical presence of workers at the place of work. It turned out to be another dead end.

In addition to this, D’Arcy pointed out that their company has noticed a staggering increase in number of searches for remote employment and that it is slowly but steadily becoming one of the main factors for job seekers when looking for jobs. He said, for instance, that for almost 30 percent of job seekers see the option to work remotely as a key factor.

Without further ado, here is the list.

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Tampa, FL
  4. Seattle, WAS
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Charlotte, NC
  7. Orlando, FL
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Phoenix, AZ
  10. San Jose, CA
  11. Dallas, TX
  12. Miami, FL
  13. San Francisco, CA
  14. Washington, DC
  15. Minneapolis, MN
  16. Las Vegas, NV
  17. New York, NY
  18. Philadelphia, PA
  19. San Antonio, TX
  20. Chicago, IL
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