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Table 3. Hours of paid job-related work at home on primary job among wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, May 2004


     Table 3.  Hours of paid job-related work at home on primary job among wage and salary workers by selected characteristics,
     May 2004
     
     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                        Percent distribution by hours worked at home (2)          
                                                                                                                            Mean  
                                                             Paid work                                                     weekly 
                         Characteristic                       at home                                  8 hours or more     hours  
                                                                (1)                Hours   Less than                      usually 
                                                                         Total      vary    8 hours                      worked at
                                                                                                       Total    35 hours    home  
                                                                                                                or more           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
       Total, 16 years and over.............................    3,349    100.0      29.0      21.1      49.5      14.8      18.6  
     Men....................................................    1,589    100.0      30.0      22.2      47.2      14.7      18.3  
     Women..................................................    1,760    100.0      28.0      20.0      51.6      14.8      18.9  
                                                                                                                                  
                           Occupation                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                  
     Management, professional, and related occupations......    1,866    100.0      27.8      23.0      48.7      12.2      16.5  
       Management, business, and financial operations                                                                             
         occupations........................................      908    100.0      25.9      19.2      54.5      15.9      18.8  
       Professional and related occupations.................      958    100.0      29.7      26.6      43.2       8.7      14.3  
     Service occupations....................................      292    100.0      27.8      13.0      58.4      29.3      28.2  
     Sales and office occupations...........................    1,035    100.0      31.6      16.7      51.4      16.0      20.8  
       Sales and related occupations........................      682    100.0      33.9      14.2      51.6      17.4      22.4  
       Office and administrative support occupations........      352    100.0      27.3      21.5      51.2      13.3      18.1  
     Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                                             
        occupations.........................................      105    100.0      31.3      44.1      24.7       4.1       8.8  
       Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations...........        2    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
       Construction and extraction occupations..............       43    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
       Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations....       60    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
     Production, transportation, and material moving                                                                              
        occupations.........................................       52    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
       Production occupations...............................       35    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
       Transportation and material moving occupations.......       16    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
                                                                                                                                  
                             Industry                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                  
     Mining.................................................        6    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
     Construction...........................................      106    100.0      21.1      27.7      51.1       7.9      13.7  
     Manufacturing..........................................      391    100.0      20.6      23.2      56.2      11.8      16.2  
     Wholesale and retail trade.............................      511    100.0      33.4      17.8      48.8      12.8      19.0  
     Transportation and utilities...........................       68    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
     Information............................................      191    100.0      27.9      22.6      49.5      17.0      19.5  
     Financial activities...................................      471    100.0      37.7      11.0      49.8      16.0      22.2  
     Professional and business services.....................      598    100.0      26.4      18.4      54.5      22.2      21.8  
     Education and health services..........................      571    100.0      23.0      29.7      47.2      13.8      17.7  
     Leisure and hospitality................................       78    100.0      12.9      18.5      68.6      19.6      18.2  
     Other services.........................................      205    100.0      41.1      22.6      35.1      11.4      16.4  
     Public administration..................................      155    100.0      39.0      23.8      37.2       2.3      11.7  
                                                                                                                                  
              Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                               
                                                                                                                                  
     White..................................................    2,999    100.0      28.1      20.9      50.8      15.3      19.0  
     Black or African American..............................      176    100.0      36.8      33.6      29.6       5.4      11.7  
     Asian..................................................      102    100.0      32.5       3.5      58.9      18.6      22.7  
     Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...........................      240    100.0      32.7      12.6      54.7      16.9      21.1  
                                                                                                                                  
                     Educational attainment                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                  
       Total, 25 years and over.............................    3,214    100.0      29.2      20.5      49.9      15.0      18.9  
     Less than a high school diploma........................       85    100.0      12.1      19.8      67.1      35.6      26.7  
     High school graduates, no college (4)..................      405    100.0      35.4      16.7      47.6      16.3      20.2  
     Some college or associate degree.......................      870    100.0      28.2      25.5      46.2      14.9      17.9  
     Bachelor's degree and higher (5).......................    1,854    100.0      29.1      19.0      51.3      13.8      18.7  

       1 Includes persons who worked at home at least once per week but did not report the number of hours usually worked.
       2 Persons who did not report the number of hours worked are included in the total but are not shown separately.
       3 Data not shown where the base is less than 75,000.
       4 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
       5 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
       NOTE:  Data refer to employed persons in nonagricultural industries who reported that they usually work at home at least
     once per week as part of their primary job and exclude the incorporated and unincorporated self-employed.  Estimates for the
     above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all
     races.  In addition, persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race and, therefore, are
     classified by ethnicity as well as by race.





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