Working from home has become a dedicated part of the American workforce, exercising one of the safety measures adopted during the COVID-19. Now that the mandate has been lifted, businesses are doing more in the remote space than just reducing transmission of the coronavirus.

At-home workers in the United States have tripled (from 5.7% in 2019 to 17.9% in 2021), an increase of 19 million workers according to American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year data.

Women made up the majority of home-based workers in 2019. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, this jumped to a larger share of the rapidly growing home-based U.S. workforce. In 4 out of 5 occupation groups, women made up the largest share of home-based workers. ACS data found a strong connection between specific occupations and the percentage of workers who worked from home.

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