What If Poor People Can’t Physically Get to the Low-Skill Jobs?

A new study suggests many Americans may be missing out on job opportunities within their skill level because they are located outside the range of public transit. About half of the jobs located in American metropolitan areas are considered “high-skill.” About one third of these jobs, which include “finance, business and legal services and public administration,” are accessible for typical urban commuters via public transportation within 90 minutes, The Brookings Institute discovered. Yet only about a quarter of low-skill and middle-skill jobs are similarly accessible.

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About Bob Voelker

Vice President and General Counsel, StreetLights Residential - Building Places that Life the Human Spirit.
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