SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Workers in the San Francisco Bay Area suffer through commutes that are longer and cover greater distances than in any other major metro area in the country.
The region has a higher percentage of workers described in new Census data as “mega-commuters”—people who spend at least 90 minutes plus 50 miles to get to the office in the morning.
The newspaper says about two percent of full-time workers living from Walnut Creek to San Rafael to San Jose—and four percent of people who work in the area—are classified as mega-commuters, compared with the national average of less than one percent.
About 587,000 people in the country meet the mega-commuting standard.
It’s the first time the Census has reported on the demographic.
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