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Telecommuting Has a Long Way to Go

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-18-2011

Telecommuting Has a Long Way to Go

45%45% of U.S. workers have jobs that would be compatible with at least some degree of teleworking.

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2.3% Only 2.3% of U.S. employees with such jobs who want to telecommute consider home their primary place of work.

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37%37% of workers say they'd take a small pay cut in exchange for being able to work at home two days a week.

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70%More than 70% of those who work at home hold management, professional or sales jobs, compared to 61% of the total workforce.

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$65,000 $65,000 a year is what more than three-quarters of employees who work from home earn - significantly more than the average worker.

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2.5 hours 2.5 hours is the average amount of time per day worked at home by employees who do so.

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Most Telecommute-Friendly City Greater San Diego has the highest concentration of employees working from home, at 4.2%.

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Most Telecommute-Unfriendly City That would be greater Detroit, where only 1.8% of employees work from home.

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Most Telecommute-Friendly Employer Uncle Sam, as 3.2% of U.S. Federal employees work at home. (Compared with 2.4% who work for private, for-profit companies.)

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Most Telecommute-Unfriendly Employer: Your local county/city/town manager. Only 1.1% of local government employees work at home.