The migration from a political point of view could also result in two things….
One the loss of Democratic votes from Blue states….
But it could also point to an infusion of Democratic voters in Red states…..(Politics)
And these workers make good salaries that would go farther in the places they move to….(Economic)
In the two years leading up to the pandemic, for example, about 20,000 remote workers moved away from the San Francisco metro area. Then during 2020 and 2021, 110,000 did.
In those prepandemic years, about 40,000 remote workers moved away from metro New York. Then, 200,000 left in two years.
The rise of remote work meant that many such workers moved intothese places, too. But for New York, San Francisco, Washington and Los Angeles, significantly more remote workers left than arrived. By contrast, Austin, Denver, Dallas and Nashville all attracted a net influx of people working from home.
One reason remote-worker mobility rose during the pandemic was that many people, all at the same time, were newly given one of those two options. The nature of remote work itself also shifted. If the phrase previously conjured the few people who got to stay home three days a week, now for many white-collar workers it means they can decouple their home and work locations entirely….