Bend is U.S. capital of telecommuting

A telecommuter works from home during Commute Options Oregon Drive Less Challenge week in 2013. (Andy Tullis/The Bulletin file photo)

Already known as a mecca for remote workers, Bend leads the nation with the share of its workforce telecommuting at 12.1 percent, the latest U.S. Census estimates show.

The Bend-Redmond metro area has been near the top of the rankings for working from home for the past several years. In 2017, the metro area rose above other top-ranking cities like Boulder, Colorado.

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