Aggregate Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled vs. Unemployment Rate

Aggregate daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMTs) and unemployment rate have an inverse relationship in Los Angeles County, where most workers rely on driving alone to go to work. Therefore, DVMTs for all commuters in Los Angeles County steadily increased between 2010 and 2017 as the unemployment rate continued to improve. The trend projects that the number of miles traveled will continue to increase with time until the next economic contraction occurs.

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