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Nearly half of all working Philadelphians commute to suburbs for work [Study]

Nearly half of all working Philadelphians reverse-commute to the suburbs for work, a recent study on jobs from the Center City District found. The study also found that 38 percent of Philly’s jobs are concentrated in Center City. Find the study here [pdf]. This past summer, large suburban tech companies Fiberlink and Bentley Systems opened […]

Nearly half of all working Philadelphians reverse-commute to the suburbs for work, a recent study on jobs from the Center City District found. The study also found that 38 percent of Philly’s jobs are concentrated in Center City.

Find the study here [pdf].

This past summer, large suburban tech companies Fiberlink and Bentley Systems opened Center City offices, citing employee fatigue at the reverse commute.

Here’s a quick rundown of the numbers from the study:

  • 35 to 50 percent of working Philadelphians who live outside downtown commute to the suburbs for work.
  • 38 percent of all private-sector jobs are in Center City, while 11 percent can be found in University City.
  • In Center City, there are 129 jobs per acre, while in the rest of the city, there are four jobs per acre.
  • Fewer than 15 percent of working Philadelphians work inside their Council district.

For more coverage on the report, head to the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called β€œIt’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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