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Evolution of commuting patterns in the New York City metro area


Abstract: Has the migration of jobs to the suburbs changed the commuting patterns in the New York City metro area? An analysis of current commuting trends suggests that Manhattan remains the region's undisputed employment center and that workers are actually traveling farther to their jobs. Two factors appear to account for the longer commutes: the dispersion of people and jobs and a greater tolerance for long-distance travel among employers and employees.

Keywords: Employment - New York (N.Y.); Transportation - Fares; Federal Reserve District, 2nd; Demography;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Current Issues in Economics and Finance

Volume: 11

Issue: Oct

Order Number: 10