Technology has enabled more people to work from home, so it makes sense that this work trend is increasing.
On the West Coast, working from home may be associated with the large number of tech startups that exist in these areas.
In the Southeast and Southwest, this high number could be associated with the high number of commuters who traveled longer distances, which according to studies, is bad for your health and also stresses people out.
Since allowing people to work from home has been shown to increase their happiness levels, this may be why employers in the Southeast and Southwest are giving their workers the option to work from home.
Richard Florida writes in The Atlantic that working from home is also more likely to happen in metro ares with higher wages and housing costs.
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