Minneapolis/St. Paul Experience 5th-Biggest Rise In Telecommuting Nationwide

The news of high-profile companies stepping back from telecommuting arrives just as Minnesota is emerging as a national work-at-home hot spot.

The Twin Cities has experienced the fifth-biggest rise among metro areas nationwide in the number of workers based at least partly at home, according to U.S. Census Bureau commuting surveys. Between 2000 and 2010, the number rose by almost 22,000 people, to about 82,500, according to estimates.

And Minnesota is the only state with two big job centers, Mankato and St. Cloud, among the top 10 metro areas nationally in the share of people working from home. Read the rest at Star Tribune. SEE ALSO: Businessweek’s Racist Cover, Telecommuting & A Jedi Mind Meld Response [PODCAST]