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Table 5. Employed persons working and time spent working on main job at home or workplace, by class of worker, occupation, industry, and earnings, averages for May to December, 2019 and 2020

Table 5. Employed persons working and time spent working on main job at home or workplace, by class of worker, occupation, industry, and earnings, averages for May to December, 2019 and 2020
Characteristic Total employed
(in thousands)
Employed persons who worked on an
average day
Employed persons who worked at their
workplace on an average day(1)
Employed persons who worked at home
on an average day (1,2)
Percent of
employed
Average hours of
work
Percent of those
who worked
Average hours of
work at workplace
Percent of those
who worked
Average hours of
work at home
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

Class of worker (main job only)

Wage and salary workers

156,570 145,545 66.2 64.9 7.65 7.64 83.7 64.5 7.88 7.81 19.4 39.5 3.63 5.91

Self-employed workers(3)

10,283 10,169 64.9 65.2 6.27 6.51 s s 7.36 6.85 s s 4.02 5.01

Occupation (main job only)(4)

Management, business, and financial operations

26,677 30,198 70.6 68.5 7.95 7.97 74.2 40.6 8.30 7.98 34.4 68.1 4.40 6.59

Professional and related

43,370 40,872 66.7 65.3 7.16 6.99 70.8 44.2 7.70 7.54 34.6 59.9 3.49 5.64

Service

27,309 21,762 62.4 61.2 7.38 7.25 87.9 88.0 7.66 7.26 12.0 15.7 2.46 3.53

Sales and related

14,759 13,185 68.6 66.8 7.23 7.23 80.0 69.9 7.25 7.37 23.3 33.0 4.44 5.88

Office and administrative support

18,683 17,588 64.9 61.5 7.26 7.37 87.4 68.4 7.44 7.37 12.6 34.7 4.04 6.17

Farming, fishing, and forestry

1,690 2,021 s s 7.58 7.99 s s 7.45 9.32 s s s 4.43

Construction and extraction

8,826 6,200 62.7 63.5 7.80 8.32 91.9 s 8.14 8.40 11.4 s s s

Installation, maintenance, and repair

6,058 5,415 s 77.6 8.90 8.65 s s 9.13 8.70 s s s 6.82

Production

9,035 7,799 67.1 61.8 8.42 7.72 98.2 s 8.38 8.24 6.5 s s 2.85

Transportation and material moving

10,503 10,698 67.7 61.7 8.06 8.72 91.3 91.0 7.98 8.34 4.0 3.7 s s

Industry (main job only)(4)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

3,000 2,416 s s 7.28 7.93 s s 8.27 8.97 s s s 4.63

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

795 445 s s 9.30 s s s 9.54 s s s s s

Construction

9,831 10,740 64.5 68.8 7.85 8.37 88.6 79.7 8.27 8.73 17.2 24.3 2.62 4.97

Manufacturing

16,854 16,261 65.3 62.8 8.21 8.19 88.6 76.1 8.29 8.16 18.9 29.9 4.03 6.18

Wholesale and retail trade

19,421 18,735 68.1 67.3 7.84 7.47 89.7 79.0 7.79 7.66 12.4 22.7 3.91 5.24

Transportation and utilities

9,038 9,203 69.2 65.8 7.97 8.33 89.1 77.2 7.92 8.42 10.8 20.2 2.08 6.62

Information

3,215 2,783 s s 7.45 7.92 s s 8.52 6.83 s s 4.75 7.71

Financial activities

12,053 10,760 68.6 64.7 7.40 7.81 78.3 s 7.60 7.46 30.0 69.7 4.31 7.10

Professional and business services

23,032 21,428 70.6 67.0 7.67 7.72 70.2 45.8 7.84 7.61 34.1 59.5 4.94 6.62

Education and health services

39,646 34,949 63.8 61.7 7.12 6.97 77.6 57.9 7.71 7.46 26.1 49.3 2.61 4.64

Leisure and hospitality

14,791 11,749 67.7 64.1 7.09 6.93 90.0 80.8 7.36 7.04 11.0 19.2 3.18 5.47

Other services

8,601 8,550 55.6 68.2 7.18 6.73 s s 7.66 7.14 s s 3.30 4.63

Public administration

6,633 7,720 60.8 63.3 8.10 7.96 92.3 s 8.18 8.24 7.1 s s 6.82

Usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers (single jobholders only)

Earnings less than or equal to the 25th percentile

27,930 26,031 69.4 63.0 7.91 7.97 94.2 86.2 7.91 7.90 6.4 17.1 s 5.65

Earnings from 25th to 50th percentiles

26,967 25,069 69.5 63.9 8.27 8.20 90.7 69.0 8.58 8.56 11.7 33.3 2.53 5.95

Earnings from 50th to 75th percentiles

26,434 25,731 63.5 69.8 8.00 8.06 82.9 57.8 8.41 8.41 20.3 45.2 2.96 6.04

Earnings greater than the 75th percentile

26,618 26,016 72.6 72.6 8.27 8.21 76.1 40.7 8.58 8.18 33.4 65.3 4.14 7.14

(1) Individuals may have worked at more than one location.
(2) Working at home includes any time persons did work at home and it is not restricted to persons whose usual workplace is their home.
(3) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are unincorporated. Self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated are classified as wage and salary workers.
(4) Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). Occupation data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years. Effective with January 2020 data, industries reflect the introduction of the 2017 Census industry classification system, derived from the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
s - Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.

Note: Includes work at main job only and at locations other than home or workplace. Excludes travel related to work. Data refer to persons 15 years and over and are representative of the periods May 10th through December 31st.

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Last Modified Date: July 22, 2021