Working at home in 2007

July 02, 2008

On the days that they worked in 2007, 20 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home.

Percent of employed persons who worked at home on an average day, by jobholding status (persons 15 years and over) and by educational attainment (persons 25 years and over), 2007
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Multiple jobholders were much more likely to work at home than were single jobholders—31 versus 18 percent.

On days that they worked, 35 percent of employed people age 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or higher did some work at home compared with only 6 percent of those with less than a high school diploma.

The data in this report are from the American Time Use Survey. To learn more, see "American Time Use Survey—2007 Results," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL 08-0859.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Working at home in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jun/wk5/art03.htm (visited September 30, 2014).

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