Frequency of working at home in 2004
September 30, 2005
The total number of persons who reported in May 2004 that they worked at home as part of their primary job—regardless of how often they engaged in home-based work activity—was 25.4 million.
The majority of these workers—20.7 million—worked at home at least once a week. About 1.9 million persons worked at home at least once every 2 weeks, 1.6 million worked at home at least once per month, and 880,000 worked at home less than once per month.
While the total number of persons who reported some work at home in the May 2004 survey was about the same as in May 2001, the share working at home at least once per week edged up somewhat.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Frequency of working at home in 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/sept/wk4/art05.htm (visited June 29, 2016).
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