Bureau of Labor Statistics

Working at home, 2003-2007

June 23, 2009

The percent of people employed in management, professional, and related occupations and who worked at home on days they worked generally trended up from 2003 to 2007.

Percent of employed persons who worked at home on days they worked, by occupation, 2003 to 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

In 2007, about 1 in 3 of those workers spent some time working at home on days they worked.

In contrast, people employed in other occupations were less likely to work at home; in both 2003 and 2007, about 12 percent of these workers worked at home on days they worked.

Overall, on days they worked, nearly 1 in 5 employed people spent at least some time working at home; this figure was approximately the same for all years 2003 to 2007.

These data are from the BLS American Time Use Survey. To learn more, see "Where people worked, 2003 to 2007" (PDF), Issues in Labor Statistics, Summary 09-07, June 2009.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Working at home, 2003-2007 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jun/wk4/art02.htm (visited December 04, 2021).


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