Work-at-Home Patterns by Occupation

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Issues in Labor Statistics, Summary 09-02, March 2009

Working at home can provide people with numerous benefits–flexibility in their schedules, fewer commutes, and opportunities to catch up on work. According to the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), about 12 percent of full-time workers with a single job did some work at home on an average day in 2003-07. However, the ability to work at home is greatly affected by the nature of one’s work because some types of work can be more easily performed at home than others

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