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In 1997, when the “internet” was still largely synonymous with AOL chat rooms, only 100,000 Americans reported telecommuting. If asked, many 90s workers probably would have guessed “telecommuting” described the way that George Jetson got to work at Spacely’s Sprockets.

In 2014, the figure of teleworkers had ballooned to 3.3 million. The number of employers with more than 50 employees that reported allowing their workers to work from home at least part-time increased from 50 percent in 2008 to 67 percent

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