Nobody enjoys commuting back and forth to work, school, or home. Unfortunately since the 2008 recession when several people began losing their jobs and being forced to look elsewhere, Portland has landed itself 12th on the list of extreme daily work commutes according to the Oregon Live report on March 5.
Oregon Live shares that in the most recent US Census report, many people have had to look elsewhere for work, sometimes even in nearby Washington or all the way out to Beaverton making what used to be a short trip over an hour each way in the best of conditions. Because the housing market isn't that great, families can't sell their homes to move closer to their jobs, or they simply can't find homes close to where they now work because other people are in the same sort of situations.
The report released on Tuesday, says that there are 90,000 Oregonians that currently endure a one way commute of 60 minutes or longer. The commute for those in nearby Washington coming to Oregon for work is ranked 12th in the nation, the only state West of the Mississippi River to land on the list.
Many companies that have remote access are beginning to welcome telecommuting to the office because their employees are in much better moods, rarely late, and do better work when they aren't so stressed out from the job by the time they get there.