In 2019, around 36,000 Seattle residents worked from home on most days during the week, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey. People who worked from home accounted for around 8% of the city’s employed residents.

Three years later, the number of city residents who typically worked from home increased more than fourfold to 165,000, or 36% of Seattle’s employed residents, according to newly released census data.

As remote work soared, every commute mode declined. And some fell a lot more than others.




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