- Prior to the pandemic crisis, surveys repeatedly showed 80% of employees want to work at home at least part of the time, according to globalworkplace and Iometrics
- During pandemic, 77% of office employees worked remotely at least one day a week, according to PwC
- After pandemic, it projected that 55% would work remotely at least one day/week, according to PwC
- 72% of office workers would like to work remotely at least 2 days/week, according to PwC
Several outfits have done research on remote working. Most all of these research firms have found that businesses in industries with higher income and better educated employees are more likely to transition to remote working.
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Obviously, the COVID pandemic has sparked renewed interest in remote working. Alignable (the largest network of small businesses in North America), the National Association of Business Economists NABE), and voxeu.org found that some 45% of small businesses had at least some of their workers work from home at least two days a week. Globalworkplace and Iometrics estimate that 56% of the US workforce has a job that is at least partially compatible with remote work after the pandemic.
The markinblog found the following statistics during the pandemic:
- 39% fewer people spent time at their worksites
- 88% of companies encouraged or required their employees to work remotely
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 29% of Americans CAN work remotely including 1 out of 20 service workers.
- According to Buffer, 99% would prefer to work remotely at least some of the time.
- According to Global Workplace Analytics,3M people work remotely at least 50% of the time
- According to a survey done by Upwork and American Freelancers Union,7M workers are freelancers.
- 40% of companies are hybrid with both remote and in-office options, according to Owl Lab
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) just released a study indicating the top Work-from-Home Counties in the US. These counties include:
- Forsyth County GA
- Douglas County CO
- Los Alamos County NM
- Collin County TX
- Loudoun County VA
- Hamilton County IN
- Williamson County TN
- Delaware County OH
- Broomfield County CO
- Dallas County IO
- Wake County NC
Thanks to National Association of REALTORS®, Owl Lab, Global Workplace Analytics, Upwork, American Freelancers Union, Buffer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, markinblog, Alignable, National Association of Business Economics and Iometrics.