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The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.
Percent of employed people who worked at home and at their workplace on days worked, 2021 annual averages Status Percent who worked at workplace Percent who worked at home
Less than a high school diploma
High school graduates, no college
Some college or associate degree
Bachelor's degree or higher
Data for educational attainment refer to persons 25 years and over.
Work at home refers to both scheduled and unscheduled work done at home.
Household activities: 1.95 in 2021
Eating and drinking: 1.19 in 2021
Leisure and sports: 5.27 in 2021
Caring for and helping household children, parents: 1.43 in 2021
Working, employed persons: 5.25 in 2021
Working, employed persons: 67.8 in 2021
Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation: 21.5 in 2021
In 2021, 38 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home on days
they worked, and 68 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work
at their workplace.
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