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About 1 in 3 workers in management, professional, and related occupations teleworked, November 2023

December 19, 2023

Among the major occupational groups, the telework rates (the number of people who teleworked or worked at home for pay as a percentage of people who were working) were highest in November 2023 for people at work in management, professional, and related occupations (34.8 percent) and sales and office occupations (21.6 percent). Telework rates in these two occupational groups were considerably higher than all others: service occupations (4.0 percent), production, transportation, and material moving occupations (2.5 percent), and natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations (2.3 percent).

Telework rates (in percent) by major occupational group, November 2023
Major occupational group All hours teleworked Some hours teleworked   Total  

Management, professional, and related

16.4 18.4 34.8

Sales and office

12.0 9.6 21.6

Service

2.2 1.8 4.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.3 1.2 2.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

0.7 1.5 2.3

Note: Data are not seasonally adjusted.

Within management, professional, and related occupations, telework rates in November 2023 ranged from 10.1 percent for workers in health care practitioners and technical occupations to 64.9 percent for workers in computer and mathematical occupations.

Telework rates (in percent) in management, professional, and related occupations, November 2023
OccupationAll hours teleworked Some hours teleworked Total

Computer and mathematical

37.127.864.9

Business and financial operations

28.626.555.0

Legal

21.029.150.0

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

25.620.045.5

Life, physical, and social science

14.124.938.9

Architecture and engineering

12.223.335.5

Management

15.419.234.7

Community and social services

12.119.932.0

Education, training, and library

4.29.013.2

Healthcare practitioners and technical

4.35.710.1

Note: Estimates may not sum to totals due to rounding. Data are not seasonally adjusted.

These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more and to obtain additional data about telework, see Telework or work at home for pay. These data refer to employed people who teleworked or worked at home for pay during the CPS reference week.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, About 1 in 3 workers in management, professional, and related occupations teleworked, November 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/about-1-in-3-workers-in-management-professional-and-related-occupations-teleworked-november-2023.htm (visited April 19, 2024).

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