FlexJobs Unveils New U.S. Map Detailing the Remote Job Marketplace

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New resource provides in-depth, state-based information on remote work landscape

“As leaders in the flexible and remote job market, FlexJobs is happy to share this detailed state and national view of the remote work landscape,” said Sara Sutton, CEO & Founder of FlexJobs

Today FlexJobs announced a new feature to its site, an interactive Remote Job Market Map, which provides an in-depth look at the remote job market in each U.S. state. This resource highlights important U.S. remote work statistics, such as the remote worker population in each state, top cities within states for the most remote workers, the average commute time for each state, and general national remote work facts.

“As leaders in the flexible and remote job market, FlexJobs is happy to share this detailed state and national view of the remote work landscape,” said Sara Sutton, CEO & Founder of FlexJobs. “As these numbers demonstrate, remote work overall is on the rise, which is a trend we expect will continue growing in 2019, especially given the tight labor market and demand for remote work options from job seekers,” Sutton concluded.

The U.S. Remote Job Market Map details the following information (based on U.S. Census data as of Aug 2018) in each state and Washington, D.C.:

1. Percentage of remote workers in each state
2. Percentage of remote workers in the major cities within each state
3. Ranking of which states have the most remote jobs posted
4. Remote-friendly companies headquartered in each state
5. Examples of successful remote job seekers/workers
6. Average daily commute time in each state
7. Statewide flexible and remote work policies and legislation

Additional statistics that clarify the makeup of the U.S. remote job marketplace:
-- The national average of remote workers in the U.S. is approximately 5%.
-- Colorado has the highest remote worker population (7.9%) with Mississippi coming in last (2.2%)
-- New England and Mid-Atlantic region employers are the most likely to offer remote work options.
-- The average U.S. worker can save at least $4,600 annually by working remotely.
-- The average daily commute is 26.1 minutes. Half-time remote workers gain back 11 days a year—time they would have otherwise spent commuting.
-- The top 7 career fields with the most remote jobs in the U.S.: Medical and Health, Computer and IT, Education and Training, Sales, Customer Service, Accounting and Finance, Travel and Hospitality
-- Most common remote job titles in the U.S. include: account executive, accountant, business development manager, consultant, engineer, project manager, teacher, tutor writer.
-- The top 10 companies consistently hiring U.S. remote workers since 2014:
1. Appen
2. Dell
3. Kelly Services
4. UnitedHealth Group
5. Kaplan
6. K12
7. Anthem, Inc.
8. Salesforce
9. ADP
10. BCD Travel

For additional information on the state of the remote job marketplace, please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/state-of-the-remote-job-marketplace/ or contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)com.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is committed to helping people find a better way to work. As the leading online service for professionals seeking remote, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs, FlexJobs offers opportunities in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time. FlexJobs also sets itself apart by providing job seekers with a better, safer, and more efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible jobs. Having helped over three million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared in CNN, CNBC, TIME, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. To further assist people in bettering their lives through flexible and remote work, FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.

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