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.
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.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Work at home and in the workplace, 2010 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110624.htm (visited December 13, 2018).
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