On days they worked, 22 percent of employed did some or all of their work at home in 2016

June 29, 2017

On the days they worked in 2016, 83 percent of those employed did some or all of their work at their workplace and 22 percent did some or all of their work at home. In 2003, 87 percent of those employed did some or all of their work at their workplace and 19 percent did some or all of their work at home.

Percentage of employed working at home(1) and workplace on days worked, selected characteristics, 2016 and 2003 annual averages
Characteristic 2016 2003
Worked at home Worked at their workplace Worked at home Worked at their workplace

Total, 15 years and over

22.3% 83.2% 18.6% 87.2%

Sex

 

Men

21.3 84.0 18.1 88.3

Women

23.6 82.2 19.3 85.9

Employment status

 

Total, full-time workers

22.4 84.1 17.9 89.0

Total, part-time workers

22.1 79.6 21.7 79.6

Men, full-time workers

21.8 83.9 17.8 89.7

Men, part-time workers

17.3 85.0 20.1 78.4

Women, full-time workers

23.2 84.3 18.1 87.9

Women, part-time workers

24.7 76.6 22.6 80.2

Jobholding status

 

Single jobholders

21.0 83.7 16.8 87.9

Multiple jobholders

32.1 80.0 32.9 81.9

Educational attainment, 25 years and over

 

Less than a high school diploma

8.8 85.5 8.6 92.3

High school graduates, no college

12.0 89.8 12.9 90.7

Some college or associate degree

20.6 85.4 18.6 87.3

Bachelor's degree only

31.6 77.2 28.0 82.4

Advanced degree

43.1 70.7 39.0 76.4
Footnotes:

 

(1) Work at home refers to both scheduled and unscheduled work done at home.

Among workers age 25 and over, 43 percent of those with an advanced degree performed some work at home on days worked in 2016, compared with 12 percent of those with a high school diploma and 9 percent of those with less than a high school diploma. 

These data are from the American Time Use Survey. For more information, see "American Time Use Survey — 2016 Results" (HTML) (PDF). For additional charts, see Graphics for Economic News Releases: American Time Use Survey.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, On days they worked, 22 percent of employed did some or all of their work at home in 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/on-days-they-worked-22-percent-of-employed-did-some-or-all-of-their-work-at-home-in-2016.htm (visited September 22, 2017).

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