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One out of five workers teleworked in August 2023

September 28, 2023

About one in five (19.5 percent) workers teleworked or worked at home for pay in August 2023. The telework rate — the number of people who teleworked or worked at home for pay as a percentage of people who were working — has been in the range of 17.9 percent to 20.0 percent between October 2022 and August 2023. These data are not adjusted for potential seasonal variations.

Telework rate by selected characteristics, October 2022 to August 2023, not seasonally adjusted
Month Total Men Women White Black Asian Hispanic 16 to 24 years old 25 to 54 years old 55 years and older

Oct 2022

17.9 16.5 19.4 17.6 13.8 29.8 9.0 6.4 19.9 18.2

Nov 2022

18.5 17.2 20.1 18.4 14.2 29.8 9.5 6.1 20.8 18.9

Dec 2022

19.0 17.8 20.3 18.8 14.6 30.9 10.2 6.3 21.2 19.3

Jan 2023

19.4 18.2 20.8 19.2 14.4 32.0 11.1 6.6 21.7 19.8

Feb 2023

20.0 18.7 21.3 19.7 16.3 31.4 11.3 6.6 22.2 21.0

Mar 2023

19.5 17.9 21.4 19.1 16.1 32.2 11.2 7.2 21.6 20.3

Apr 2023

18.5 16.7 20.6 18.2 14.9 30.0 9.9 5.7 20.6 19.5

May 2023

18.9 17.3 20.8 18.9 14.5 28.7 9.9 5.2 21.3 19.8

Jun 2023

19.0 17.2 21.0 18.8 14.7 30.4 9.5 5.9 21.1 20.7

Jul 2023

19.9 17.8 22.5 19.7 15.9 30.7 10.2 6.9 22.1 21.6

Aug 2023

19.5 17.7 21.6 19.3 15.4 31.2 9.9 6.6 21.8 20.6

The telework rate varied across the major demographic groups. In August 2023, 21.6 percent of women teleworked, higher than the 17.7 percent of men. Telework was more common among Asians (31.2 percent) than Whites (19.3 percent), Blacks (15.4 percent), and Hispanics (9.9 percent).

Younger workers had lower telework rates than older workers. Among people who worked, 6.6 percent of those ages 16 to 24 years old had teleworked in August, compared with 21.8 percent of workers ages 25 to 54, and 20.6 percent of workers age 55 and older.

These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and are not seasonally adjusted. Learn more about these new telework data. These data refer to employed people who teleworked or worked at home for pay during the CPS reference week. People whose ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, One out of five workers teleworked in August 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/one-out-of-five-workers-teleworked-in-august-2023.htm (visited February 23, 2024).

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