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More Than 20 Million Americans to Relocate Amid Rise in Telework

  • U.S. migration to be 3-4 times higher than normal, study finds
  • Americans are seeking cheaper homes, avoiding dense cities

As many as 23 million Americans plan to relocate to a new city as working from home becomes more popular, according to a new survey from online freelance company Upwork Inc.

More than 11% of households surveyed said they plan to move, implying U.S. migration rates will be three to four times higher than normal, according to Upwork, which polled 20,000 people for their report. These Americans are likely to move within the next year, said Adam Ozimek, Upwork’s chief economist.