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Telework grows during recession

Telework grows during recession
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The naysayers said telecommuterers would scuttle back to the office during these tough economic times, but US Census data shows that’s didn’t happen.

We compared the 2005 data to just-released 2010 work-at-home numbers and the percent of employees that “worked primarily at home” increased in every category (for-profit, non-profit, state, fed, local).

No surprise, the self-employed numbers went down. When things get tough the economic inertia of a big company is nice to have to back you up.

 

Legend:

  • NonSEWAH is regular office employees, the non-self-employed non-work at home folks
  • SE Total is total self-employed
  • SE WAH is self-employed who work at home
  • WAH is everyone who works at home, self-employed and employees
  • WAH NonSE is employees who at home, the non-self-employed people who work at home

 

 

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  1. Angel Lebak Says: October 18, 2011 at 6:10 am

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