13th June 2024

I discussed a number of weeks in the past how significantly better Europe‘s return to workplace charge was doing versus ours: 90+% RTO, whereas the USA is ~60%. I can not communicate to Europe, however that U.S. quantity is a median throughout all areas, industries, age teams, and so forth. In some components of the nation, it’s appreciably increased or decrease; as you may think, it varies significantly.

The most important drag? Massive cities.

As Torsten Slok’s chart above exhibits, the most important metropolitan employment facilities run decrease than the nationwide common — which is about 50%. The vary is surprisingly broad, from mids-30s to upper-60s: Austin,1 Texas is within the mid-60% vary; San Jose is within the high-30%; San Francisco, D.C., and Philidelphia are low-40%. New York Metropolis, the most important US metro heart, is among the laggards with an workplace occupancy charge of 46%.

Hybrid work fashions at the moment are well-established. This leads Slok to ask a captivating query: Is 50% the brand new everlasting degree in most metropolitan areas for RTO?

It simply may be…

Of Course WFH is “Actually Working” (March 29, 2023)

WFH vs RTO (February 16, 2023)

Why Aren’t There Sufficient Employees? (December 9, 2022)

Sorry, We’re Closed (March 13, 2020)


1. One of many funniest issues a shopper ever stated to us was that “Austin is the blueberry smack dab in the midst of Texas’ raspberry pie.” I actually love that line…

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