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Bay Area commuting nightmares: jobs in city, affordable homes in exurbia

When the U.S.Census Bureau crunched the numbers in 2013, it found that about 115,000 commuters traveled 90 or more minutes to their jobs in the San Francisco-Oakland and San Jose metropolitan areas. Those long-distance commuters are the heavy hitters — at the time, 3.9 percent of the total work force of more than 2.9 million — in a region where almost everyone understands the nightmare of the roads. Their numbers are increasing as the middle class moves to exurbia in search of affordable housing.

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