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Pandemic exodus from Los Angeles

KNBC, March 24, 2022 (Video)

March 24, 2022

Pandemic exodus from Los Angeles

UCI Distinguished Professor of Economics, Jan Brueckner, has done a lot of research on this topic. He explains work from home is one of the big reasons people left major cities in 2021 when COVID-19 forced employees to work remotely. “People are leaving high housing cost areas, like LA, San Francisco and New York, while keeping their jobs in those places, but relocating to cities that are cheaper.”