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Remote workers are bailing on the big city

A growing share of remote workers are beginning to turn away from the high cost of living in major cities in favor of smaller, and cheaper, metropolises, The Wall Street Journal reports. While San Francisco and Los Angeles continue to attract more people than they are losing, their arrival rate is slowing, according to LinkedIn data. Meanwhile, cities like Boise, Idaho; Denver; Austin, Texas; and Portland are seeing an uptick in migration. And while these smaller cities welcome the boom at-home workers have created, some are struggling with growing pains like rising home prices and increased traffic. •

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