Created: 07/10/2014 7:57 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new report says more than half of the people who work in Santa Fe live outside the northern New Mexico city.
The report by economist Ashley Leach of the state Department of Workforce Solutions says Albuquerque is the biggest source of commuters at 15 percent, followed by Rio Rancho at 7 percent.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, New Mexico's capital has long been known as a major commuting city in large part because of state government jobs.
Leach's report says the number of commuters grew to 51 percent in 2011 from 42 percent in 2002.
The report doesn't explain why the number of people commuting to Santa Fe for work has gone up.
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