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efore the COVID-19 crisis, 4.9 percent of the U.S. workforce worked from home full time. Now, nearly everyone who can is working from home due to ongoing pandemic concerns, and many companies are switching to remote work indefinitely. According to a recent survey, more than three-quarters of office workers who've been working remotely say they would prefer to work from home more often, even after the pandemic ends. Does it matter where youre working from if you work from home, though? Many people think having a remote job will allow them to work from anywhere they choose. But the truth is that the vast majority of remote jobs require workers to reside in a specific geographic location.
Why Do Remote Jobs Require a Location?
Close to 95 percent of remote jobs have location or geographic requirements, such as a city, state, region of a country, or country. That means that only 5 percent of remote, work- from-home positions are truly work-from- anywhere jobs, and thats really important for job seekers to know if they want to land a remote job. The most common reasons employers need their remote workers based in a specific area include legal, taxation, professional licensing, training, and regular in-person meetings. So, if remote positions usually have location requirements, where are the most remote jobs? The following 15 states have had the highest number of remote job listings in the last year and a half, since January 1, 2019. The states current remote worker population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is also noted along with the top three cities with the most remote workers, and remote-friendly companies across the state.
The Top 15 States with the Most Remote Jobs
By Brie Weiler Reynolds, Career Development Manager
States with the Most Remote Jobs
1. California: 6%
Cities in California with the highest populations of remote workers: Berkeley: 11.6% Santa Monica: 9.6% Pleasanton: 9.5%
2. Texas: 5.2%
Cities in Texas with the highest populations of remote workers: The Woodlands: 11.3% Sugar Land: 8.8% Austin: 8.2%
3. New York: 4.5%
Cities in New York with the highest populations of remote workers: New York City: 4.3% Syracuse: 4.2% Rochester: 2.9%
4. Florida: 6.2%
Cities in Florida with the highest populations of remote workers: Delray Beach: 9.5% Clearwater: 9% Miami Beach: 8.6%Previous Page