Job characteristics matter for teleworking: 12-month average of share of employed that teleworked, by select demographic, May 2020–April 2021


group_value share_tw_emp
Hourly worker 12.27%
Nonhourly worker 39.34%
In public sector 36.06%
Not in public sector 22.37%
Full time 26.62%
Part time 18.81%
Management, business, and financial occupations 42.83%
Professional and related occupations 41.86%
Office and administrative support occupations 26.53%
Sales and related occupations 18.77%
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 4.80%
Service occupations 4.55%
Production occupations 4.28%
Construction and extraction occupations 3.09%
Transportation and material moving occupations 2.58%
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1.64%


Notes: Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race). Full time includes workers that worked 35+ hours last week and are usually full-time. Part time includes workers that either worked part-time hours (less than 35 hours) or are usually part-time (i.e. worked full-time hours last week but usually work less than 35 hours per week).

Source: Authors' analysis of EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.14 (2021), and the Current Population Survey COVID supplement.

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