And in Texas, nearly 13 percent of the workforce is part of the extreme-commuting set.
According to the study authors, 427,000 people chose inconvenient or even physically taxing travel for higher-paying jobs and a better quality of life for their families in the Lone Star State.
“It's really a very, very big, but dispersed trend,” Moss said. “As organizations become aware of how important it is to have the best talent, it will only make them more flexible,” he says.
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