The percent of employed persons working at home on days they worked nearly doubled,
rising to 42 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Average travel time,
such as commuting to work or driving to a store, decreased for all demographic groups.
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population provides eldercare--unpaid care for someone with
a condition related to aging--to others. On a given day, 26 percent of eldercare providers
engage in eldercare, spending an average of 3.4 hours in eldercare activities.
In 2017-18, 25 percent of wage and salary workers worked at home at least occasionally,
and 15 percent of wage and salary workers had days they only worked at home. Fifty-seven
percent of workers had a flexible schedule in which they could vary the times they began
and stopped working.
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