Net Commuters is the difference between the occupational residents in a region and the occupational employment in a region. For a region in which more workers live than there are jobs in the region, net commuting is negative (i.e. the net result is that workers commute out of the region for work). For a region in which there are more jobs than there are resident workers, net commuting is positive (i.e. the net result is that workers commute into the region for work).