July 13, 2007
On the days that they worked, 21 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home. Men and women were about equally likely to work at home.
Multiple jobholders were much more likely to work at home than were single jobholders—39 percent to 19 percent.
Employed persons with higher educational attainment were also much more likely to work at home than those with lower levels of education, ranging from less than 6 percent of those with less than a high school diploma to 37 percent of those with a bachelor’s degree and higher.
The data in this report are from the American Time Use Survey program. Note that the data in this article pertaining to educational attainment refer to persons 25 years and over whereas the other data refer to persons 15 years and over. To learn more, see "American Time Use Survey–2006 Results" (PDF) (HTML), news release 07-0930.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Working at home in 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jul/wk2/art05.htm (visited November 27, 2015).
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