Unless you’re one of the lucky few who can work from home, you’ll have to travel to work every day. The distance between your job and home has a big impact on your daily life.
The question is, do most people work where they want to live, or live where they found work?
According to one new study by Porch, 81 percent of survey respondents said they moved because they found a new job. That means, for most movers, finding somewhere to live close to the office was part of the reason they changed their address. Among these movers, the top industries they relocated to work in were technology, finance and insurance, education, medical and health care, and manufacturing.
Conversely, the share of movers who said they found somewhere to live, then looked for a job, came in at 62 percent. However, if you’re considering moving for a job, you should know that 25 percent of survey participants who moved for work said they regretted relocating just for a job.