Market research company The NPD Group has found that many Americans plan to move this year thanks to the increase of flexible work options.
The research found that 20% of U.S. workers were working from home full-time as of December, with 28% having relocated during the pandemic. Additionally, 20% said they had plans to move this year compared to the year prior.
The workforce has become increasingly comfortable having the ability to work from anywhere, especially knowing that they are even more productive. This has opened a door of possibilities to living in areas with a lower cost of living or closer to family.
In fact, with the increased interest in moving, inquiries and purchases for moving supplies and services have skyrocketed. The NPD believes that this growth will continue into 2021.
LinkedIn analysis found that the top two cities that workers from major cities migrated to from April 2020 to October 2020 were Austin and Phoenix.