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June 24, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Work at home and in the workplace, 2010

Percent of employed persons working at home and at their workplace by full- and part-time status, sex, jobholding status, and educational attainment, 2010 annual averages
Characteristic Percent of employed persons who worked at their workplace on an average day Percent of employed persons who worked at home on an average day




84.5 22.9


80.9 24.5

Full- and part-time status


Full-time workers

84.3 23.1

Part-time workers

76.2 25.8

Jobholding status


Single jobholders

83.4 21.8

Multiple jobholders

78.2 38.9

Class of worker
(main job only)


Wage and salary workers

85.8 19.0

Self-employed workers

48.2 64.2

Educational attainment, 25 years and over


Less than a high school diploma

91.7 10.4

High school graduates, no college

85.9 16.6

Some college or associate degree

84.0 22.8

Bachelor's degree and higher

75.5 36.1

These data are featured in the TED article, Work at home and in the workplace, 2010.



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