Work at home and in the workplace, 2010

June 24, 2011

In 2010, on the days that they worked, 24 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home, and 83 percent did some or all of their work at their workplace.

Percent of employed persons working at home and at their workplace by sex, full- and part-time status, jobholding status, class of worker, and educational attainment 2010 annual averages
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Men and women were about equally likely to do some or all of their work at home in 2010—22.9 percent of employed men compared with 24.5 percent of employed women.

In 2010, multiple jobholders were nearly twice as likely to work at home as were single jobholders in 2010—39 percent compared with 22 percent.

Self-employed workers were three times more likely than wage and salary workers to have done some work at home on days worked in 2010—64 percent compared with 19 percent.

In 2010, on the days that they worked, 36 percent of employed people age 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher did some work at home, compared with only 10 percent of those with less than a high school diploma.

These data are from the American Time Use Survey. To learn more, see "American Time Use Survey—2010 Results" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0919.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Work at home and in the workplace, 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110624.htm (visited August 20, 2014).

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