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Commuting Impacts Income Flow In, Out of Counties

Commuting has a major impact in today’s world, particularly on income eventually dispersed throughout a region.

A residence adjustment used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis converts earnings by place of work to place of residence and helps estimate the impact of commuting on a county’s income.

To get the residence adjustment, the money earned at jobs within the county by people living outside the county – outflow of earnings – is subtracted from the amount of money earned by residents who work outside of the county – inflow of earnings.

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