24 Percent of Employed People Do Some or all of Their Work at Home

On the days they worked in 2015, 24 percent of employed people did some or all of their work at home. The share of workers doing some or all of their work at home grew from 19 percent in 2003 to 24 percent in 2015. Workers in managerial and professional occupations were more likely than workers in other occupations to do some or all of their work at home.

On the days they worked in 2015, 38 percent of people in management, business, and financial operations and 35 percent of people in professional and related occupations did some or all of their work from home. Workers employed in other occupations were less likely to work from home on days they worked.

These data are from the American Time Use Survey. For more information, see “American Time Use Survey — 2015 Results” (HTML) (PDF). For 2011 and beyond, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classification system into the American Time Use Survey; occupational data for years before 2011 are not strictly comparable with more recent years. Additional data are available from the American Time Use Survey database.

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