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Table 6. Job-related work at home on primary job by usage of electronic equipment at home, sex, class of worker, and pay status, May 2004


     Table 6.  Job-related work at home on primary job by usage of electronic equipment at home, sex, class
     of worker, and pay status, May 2004
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                           
                                                          Percent of workers using electronic equipment for
                                               Worked at                         work                      
                  Characteristic              home (1)(in                                                  
                                               thousands)                                                  
                                                           Computer  Internet    Fax    Telephone   Other  
                                                                    or e-mail                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
       Total, 16 years and over..............    20,673      80.6      69.6      43.1      78.0       6.6  
     Men.....................................    10,780      82.9      73.0      48.6      83.4       7.7  
     Women...................................     9,893      78.1      65.8      37.1      72.1       5.5  
                                                                                                           
        Class of worker and pay status (2)                                                                 
                                                                                                           
     Wage and salary workers (3).............    13,678      83.0      71.5      35.0      73.4       6.5  
       Paid work at home.....................     3,349      84.8      78.3      55.3      84.6      10.2  
       Unpaid work at home...................    10,189      82.8      69.6      28.3      69.7       5.3  
     Self-employed (4).......................     6,960      76.0      65.8      58.9      87.0       6.9  
       With a home-based business (5)........     4,627      74.0      63.2      58.9      86.9       6.6  

       1 Includes persons who worked at home at least once per week.  This total includes persons who did
     not report usage of electronic equipment.
       2 Excludes unpaid family workers, not shown separately.
       3 Includes persons who worked at home but did not report pay status.
       4 Includes both the incorporated and unincorporated self-employed.
       5 Refers to self-employed persons who worked at home and reported that they ran their business from
     home and no other location.
       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.  The sum of workers using electronic
     equipment at home exceeds the total number who worked at home because many of these workers used more
     than one type of equipment.  "Other" electronic equipment includes scanners and other types of
     computer-related peripheral equipment.





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