Flexibility in work arrangements still holds a great deal of importance to workers around the world. In the U.S., Madison ranks in the top cities to live in for hybrid work.
Due to its low unemployment, commute times and access to high-speed internet, Madison has earned a place as one of the best cities, and third best in the Midwest, to work hybrid from, according to CommercialSearch. Madison currently holds the eighth spot on the best cities to live for hybrid work.
The data gathered by CommercialSearch shows that Madison has the shortest average commute times of just under 19 minutes. It currently is the only city to have an average commute time of under 20 minutes from CommercialSearch’s top 20 list.
Unemployment nationwide is listed at 3.2 percent. Madison had recently held the lowest unemployment rate of 1.9 percent this past April — it currently sits at 2.8 percent for unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent figures.
High speed internet coverage sits with 58.7 percent of the city covered. Governor Evers has previously proposed a $750 million investment in broadband internet — state Republicans cut it from the state budget. Wisconsin is set to receive an over $1 billion investment from the federal government to try and bring high speed internet access to all households. The estimated cost to do this was $1.8 billion, according to Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission.
The top scorers of Commercial Searches were Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO and Tampa FL. Minneapolis outranks Madison at rank six with its slightly lower housing costs, more available hybrid jobs and overall quality of life.