State Ranked High for Remote Jobs

 
04/24/2019

FlexJobs Identifies the Top 15 States with the Most Remote Jobs

California, Texas, and New York offer the highest number of remote-friendly jobs ; Remote Job Market Map offers additional important state - specific remote work statistics

For a variety of reasons, such as legal, taxes, and licensing issues, the vast majority of remote jobs require remote workers be based in a specific city, state, region, or country. To help job seekers identify which states have high potential for remote job opportunities in 2019, FlexJobs has named the top 15 states where companies recruited the most state-based remote workers in 2018, as well as the most popular remote career categories in each state.

California, Texas, and New York were the top three states with the highest number of remote job postings last year, with others such as North Carolina, Minnesota, and Massachusetts also included on this diverse list of states. Half-time remote workers gain back 11 days a year—time they would have otherwise spent commuting (the average daily commute is 26.1 minutes). In more than half of the top U.S. metro areas telecommuting exceeds public transportation as the commute option of choice. It has grown far faster than any other commute mode.

“According to a new report, between 2010 and 2017 16% of all white-collar jobs added to the economy have been filled by people primarily working from home,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs “As this and other data demonstrates, remote work overall is absolutely on the rise -- including the jobs that have a geographic requirement, but also the highly coveted remote jobs that can be done from any location,” Sutton concluded.

FlexJobs’ U.S. Remote Job Market Map also offers additional important state-specific remote work statistics, such as the remote worker population, top cities within states for the most remote workers, most popular remote career categories, the state’s average commute time, state-specific flexible work policies, and general national remote work facts.

The following 15 states had the highest number of remote job listings in 2018 and are high potential targets for job searchers in 2019. The top three most popular remote career categories in each state are also detailed below. =

1. California:
Data Entry
Legal
Nonprofit & Philanthropy

2. Texas:
Data Entry
Accounting & Finance
Software Development

3. New York:
Data Entry
Legal
Accounting & Finance

4. Virginia:
Data Entry
Computer and IT
Legal

5. Florida:
Data Entry
Legal
Editing

6. Illinois:
Graphic Design
Data Entry
Accounting & Finance

7. Pennsylvania:
Data Entry
Computer and IT
Legal

8. Georgia:
Data Entry
Accounting & Finance
Computer and IT

9. North Carolina:
Data Entry
Nonprofit & Philanthropy
Computer and IT

10. Massachusetts:
Data Entry
Computer and IT
Accounting & Finance

11. Washington:
Data Entry
Graphic Design
Editing

12. New Jersey:
Data Entry
Legal
HR & Recruiting

13. Arizona:
Nonprofit & Philanthropy
HR & Recruiting
Data Entry

14. Minnesota:
Data Entry
Accounting & Finance
Engineering

15. Ohio:
HR & Recruiting
Data Entry
Computer and IT

For more information on the top states and companies hiring, visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/top-states-with-the-most-remote-jobs/ or contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner@flexjobs.com.

About FlexJobs

FlexJobs is committed to helping people find a better way to work. As the leading online service for professionals seeking remote, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs, FlexJobs offers opportunities in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level and executive to freelance and full-time. FlexJobs sets itself apart by providing job seekers with a better, safer, and more efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible jobs and by offering one-on-one career coaching for the flexible job search. Having helped nearly 4 million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared in CNN, CNBC, Time, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. To further assist people in bettering their lives through flexible and remote work, FlexJobs' founder and CEO, Sara Sutton, has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility. Sutton is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote, and distributed teams.



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