What it means
Residents working off Cape bring income into the region. Prior to the mid-1970s, residents earned more on Cape than residents wearned off Cape. This trend has dramatically reversed since that time. The change coincides with the large increase in year-round population; many residents were clearly commuting to jobs off Cape. Commuting does draw income to the region, but increasing employment opportunities for these commuters within the region should be a goal. These data indicate it is a goal that could be reached.
|Commuter Income - Barnstable County|
|Year||Earnings by place of work||Equals: Net earnings by place of residence||Earnings from Off Cape|
|Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Information System|