Would You Relocate for a Job?

By Cynthia Kong on January 15, 2019 at 8:17am


62% of workers would consider moving to a new city for a job.

Top factor in decision to relocate:

44% Better pay/perks
17% Family/personal reasons
16% Cost of living
16% Career advancement
6% Weather
1% Other

Cities with most and fewest workers who would consider relocating:


#1 Raleigh
#2 Des Moines (tie)
#2 Miami (tie)
#3 Charlotte
#4 Chicago (tie)
#4 Los Angeles (tie)
#4 Seattle (tie)


#1 Minneapolis
#2 Boston (tie)
#2 Philadelphia (tie)
#3 Detroit
#4 Atlanta

What companies are doing when it comes to relocation:

34% have increased relocation packages in the past 5 years.

30% don’t offer a relocation package at all.

Source: Robert Half surveys of more than 2,800 workers and more than 2,800 senior managers in the United States

© 2019 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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