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As you may have expected, the number of remote workers in the United States has increased since 2019. According to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which pulled from American Community Survey estimates, the total number of home-based workers skyrocketed from 9 million in 2019 to 27.6 million in 2021 – a more than 200% increase. 

What you might not have realized: While white, Asian, and high-income workers are most likely to work from home, more people of every income group and ethnicity worked remotely in 2021 as compared to 2019, the report says.

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