Where Local Residents Work

According to the U.S. Census, residents of the city of Madison held 84,885 full- and part-time jobs in 2008. How many of those jobs were located within the city?

A. 71,843
B. 65,888
C. 53,243
D. 46,639

D. 46,639
The Census Bureau’s OnTheMap reveals that 46,639 (54.9 percent) of the jobs held by Madison residents are located in the city. A total of 45.1 percent of the jobs filled by city residents are outside the city and 20.2 percent (17,149 jobs) are outside of Dane County.

Source: U.S. Census LEHD

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Worker Flow, September 10

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