Distance between jobs and homes growing in most metro areas

Jobs are getting farther away from where people live, according to a new analysis of demographic and employment data by the Brookings Institution.

The number of jobs within the typical commute distance for residents of the nation’s 96 largest metro areas fell by 7 percent between 2000 and 2012, Brookings found. That’s not true for all metro areas — in 29 metro areas, including Raleigh, N.C., and Florida’s Space Coast, there were more jobs in 2012 within the typical commute distance.

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