Telecommuting on the Rise

Results from a 2010 study conducted by the United States Census Bureau shows an increase in at-home workers. The study, “Home-Based Workers in the United States: 2010” was part of a survey that reached more than three million U.S. residents. Survey questions included work topics like schedules, commuting information, and general household characteristics.

Based on the report, the percentage of individuals performing their jobs primarily from home has increased from 3.6% to 4.3% between 2005 and 2010. Other interesting finds from the report include:

• Approximately 1 in 10 people who worked entirely from home were over the age of 65 in 2010
• Close to one-fourth of telecommuters worked in business, management, and finance
• From 2000 to 2010, there was a 69% increase in telecommuting for positions in science, engineering, and computers.
• Almost half of all at-home workers were self-employed

To view the full “Home-Based Workers in the United States: 2010” report, visit

Source: Telework Exchange
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