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.
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Part of Series: Current Issues in Economics and Finance
Order Number: 10