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New Brookings interactive shows the distance between people and jobs in metropolitan America is growing

March 25, 2015, Thomas Young

New analysis from Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes of the Metropolitan Policy Program finds that between 2000 and 2012 the distance between people and jobs in America’s metropolitan areas increased. As they note in the report, “Proximity to employment can influence a range of economic and social outcomes, from local fiscal health to the employment prospects of residents, particularly low-income and minority workers.” Their findings are displayed in a new two-part interactive. The first part maps the neighborhood changes within individual metropolitan areas throughout America and the second compares the trends of 96 large metropolitan areas. Keep reading for more details on the features of each part, or view the interactive online.

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