Too Far from Jobs: Spatial Mismatch and Hourly Workers

Feb 21, 2019
Urban Institute
In many cities, low-income residents live far from available jobs, and employers can’t find people to fill open positions. Economists call this “spatial mismatch”—a mismatch between where jobs are located and where job seekers live, which can cause high unemployment rates and lead to longer spells of joblessness.
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