The entire workforce changed in 2020. With no warning, millions of people were either shifted to a work-from-home life or were out of a job completely. Two years later, many companies have embraced a completely remote model while others have invited employees back to a partial or full time in office schedule. Some workers have loved the work from home model for an easier work/life balance, while others, especially those with small children, could not wait to get back into the office. So where did the most people work from home during the pandemic? Luckily, we have this cool graphic map from FinancialForce.com that compared data from 2019 to 2020 to reveal where remote work had increased the most due to the pandemic.
The top 10 metropolitan area where the most people worked from home in 2020 are as follows: Boulder, Colorado. Bend, Oregon. Austin- Round Rock -Georgetown, Texas, Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina. Fort Collins, Colorado, Denver – Aurora – Lakewood, Colorado, The Villages, Florida. Lawton, Oklahoma. Ithaca, New York. San Francisco – Oakland- Berkeley, California. The map also displays the metropolitan areas with the biggest increase from 2019 to 2020. San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, California all saw the biggest increase with a 4.6% jump in work from home. The team also calculated the micropolitan areas where the most people worked from home in 2020. Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts came in on top. Fairbault and Northfield Minnesota took the next place for micropolitan areas with the most work from home and Truckee and Grass Valley in California took the third place.