Top 10 States with Farthest Job Openings: New Research

The remote work market has exploded over the past couple of years – and the flexible working revolution doesn’t seem to be losing momentum anytime soon.

In the United States, 69% of people work either entirely remotely or in a hybrid way, according to the latest report from the Future Forum. Pulse ratiowhich surveyed more than 10,000 knowledge workers in the US, Australia, France, Germany, Japan and the UK in May.

Recent research from Scalesa career site for jobs that pay $100,000 or more, projects that 25% of all professional jobs in North America will be entirely remote by the end of 2022.

The question is: where are all these remote jobs? In the United States, some states are more conducive to remote work than others – at least that’s according to one new report from Coresignal, a company that collects data for investment intelligence, lead generation, and trend forecasting, among other purposes.

Coresignal analyzed more than 40 million North American and European job postings posted online between 2020 and 2022 to determine which states and countries offered the furthest job opportunities.

California tops the list, followed by Texas and New York. Here is the full list of states that had the highest share of remote jobs in 2021 and are expected to have a high number of remote job opportunities through 2022:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. New York
  4. New Jersey
  5. Florida
  6. Illinois
  7. North Carolina
  8. Arizona
  9. Colorado
  10. Washington

Coresignal notes that the highest share of remote jobs over the past two years has been in the tech industry and is typically offered by very large companies (more than 1,000 employees) or very small companies (those with 50 to 200 employees).

One of the reasons for explaining the list is the “distribution of tech companies across these regions,” the report notes. California is still the heart of the tech industry, however, many Silicon Valley companies have begun to relocate to southern states to escape California’s high taxes and regulations.

Oracle and Tesla are just two of the technology companies that recently moved their headquarters from California to Texas. Other companies headquartered in Texas include Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

As a result, the report adds, “it is possible that Texas could defeat California [in remote job opportunities] for the foreseeable future.”


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