The poll, carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) as part of Work Wise UK's Commute Smart week, found that the average person spends 52.8 minutes per day in a car or on public transport getting to their jobs.
This amounts to five weeks a year and could encourage people contacting sales recruitment agencies to seek positions close to home.
Londoners have the longest commute at 75 minutes a day, while Welsh workers benefit from the shortest at 41.4 minutes.
A survey by Goodman earlier in 2012 found that one in ten respondents is planning to relocate because they want to be closer to work, HR magazine reported.
Work Wise UK chief executive Phil Flaxton suggested that more flexible working should be introduced to stop people having to spend so much time on the roads and railways.
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Posted by Wayne Bly
Source: The Sales Executive News