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Computer use by home workers

March 07, 2002

Among persons who reported working at home at least once per week in 2001, nearly 80 percent used a computer as part of their work at home.

Workers using electronic equipment for job-related work at home, May 2001 (percent)
[Chart data—TXT]

Just over 60 percent of all persons who usually worked at home made use of the Internet or e-mail to do their work. Fewer than half used (about 40 percent) used fax.

Close to 80 percent of home workers used a telephone for the work they did at home.

These data on work at home are from a supplement to the May 2001 Current Population Survey. Find out more in "Work at Home in 2001," news release USDL 02-107.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Computer use by home workers on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/mar/wk1/art04.htm (visited August 15, 2020).

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