Fewer Americans Are Working From Home Than You Might Think

October 1, 2020

In the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, it seemed like everyone was working from home. With the exception of frontline workers and those providing essential services, most businesses tried to implement telecommuting. The assumption for many was that the change would be long-lasting and in some cases permanent. However, seven months into the pandemic, the number of workers working from home may surprise you.

According to a recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, less than a quarter, 24%, of workers worked from home every day. An additional 18% worked from home at least one day per week.

This is still well above the 8% of workers who telecommute before the pandemic, but less than all the news stories about the “new normal” may have led you to believe.

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