Too Far from Jobs: Spatial Mismatch and Hourly Workers

This Urban Institute study documents the spatial mismatch between where hourly workers live and where the jobs are. In addition to maps that illustrate the issue in Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, California, this study also presents data to identify the prevalence of the geographical divide throughout the country. Economists suggest that spatial mismatches can lead to higher unemployment rates and prolonged joblessness for those with limited access to transportation across geographical regions. The analysis concludes with successful strategies that some cities and regions have implemented to address spatial mismatch.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
February, 2019
Date: 
February 2019
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
California
Ohio
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Transportation
    • Access and Availability
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