March 20, 2002
The total number of persons who reported in May 2001 that they worked at home as part of their primary job—regardless of how often they engaged in home-based work activity—was 25.0 million.
The majority of home workers—19.8 million—reported that they worked at home at least once a week. In addition, 2.1 million persons worked at home at least once every 2 weeks, 1.8 million worked at home at least once per month, and 1.0 million worked at home less than once per month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Frequency of work at home on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/mar/wk3/art03.htm (visited November 29, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.