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These 15 states have the most telecommuting jobs

Most people think they can find telecommuting jobs wherever they live — but that may not always be the case.

Turns out, some states have an advantage when it comes time for people to find remote work. Most telecommuting job listings on FlexJobs, an online job board, named a specific location where applicants needed live. Using this information, the site discovered the 15 states in the country with the highest number of telecommuting jobs listed in 2016.

Why would you need to be in a particular location if you’re working from home? Well, many employers looking for telecommuters want them based in a specific area for a variety of reasons, including taxation, training and regular in-person meetings. In fact, FlexJobs reported that about 95% of the telecommuting listings posted on their site included a specific location.

If you’re thinking working from home might be the next step for you, or if you’re already doing it but are looking for new work, there’s a lot to consider. You may want to check out these 25 employers with some of the best telecommuting opportunities to get started. And, before you apply for any new job, remember some employers check a version of your credit report as part of the hiring process so it’s a good idea to know where yours stands. To do that, you can see a free summary of your credit report, updated every 14 days, on Credit.com.

And, as we mentioned, it may be all about location. Click through to see the 15 states with the highest number of telecommuting jobs listed in 2016 (as well as some employers who are currently, or were recently, hiring telecommuters in those states) and find out if your location might be giving you an advantage in finding that new gig.

15. Ohio

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Capella University
  • Cars.com
  • 3M

14. New Jersey

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

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  • DeVry Education Group
  • General Electric
  • Robert Half International

13. Colorado

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • JPMorgan Chase
  • OpenTable
  • Unilever

12. Massachusetts

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Liberty Mutual
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • The Hartford

11. Minnesota

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Boston Scientific
  • Citizens Bank
  • UnitedHealth Group

10. Arizona

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Progressive
  • Verizon
  • Walgreens

9. Georgia

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Chobani
  • Office Depot
  • Worldpay

8. North Carolina

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Lenovo
  • SAP

7. Virginia

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Biogen
  • CenturyLink
  • Nielsen

6. Pennsylvania

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Oracle
  • Philips
  • Voya Financial

5. Illinois

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Ernst & Young
  • Nestle

4. Florida

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • American Heart Association
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Hilton Worldwide

3. New York

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Adobe
  • Salesforce
  • Xerox

2. Texas

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

  • Humana
  • Toyota
  • Wells Fargo

1. California

Companies hiring for telecommuting jobs:

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  • Anthem
  • Dell
  • Volkswagen

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This article originally appeared on Credit.com.

Myles Ma, Credit.com

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