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Columbus among top cities for working at home this year

Columbus among top cities for working at home this year

Sarah Sole

Many of you have been working from home since the onset of the pandemic, repurposing spare bedrooms, dining rooms, and kitchen tables. 

But according to one study, our city is well-suited to the practice. 

According to NYC-based financial technology company SmartAsset, Columbus ranks 27th in a ranking of best cities in the U.S. to work from home. 

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The study showed 5.1% of our workforce worked from home in 2019, and 29% of our workers have the ability to work from home. 

The top-ranking city, Scottsdale, Arizona, had 17.9% of its workforce working from home in 2019. 

To come up with its list, SmartAsset compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across seven metrics, including work-from-home flexibility prior to and during the pandemic, employment opportunities, poverty rates, and housing affordability. 

Columbus wasn’t the only city in the state to have a favorable showing. Cincinnati ranked 34th in the study, with 5.5% of its workforce working from home in 2019. 

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