Some demographic groups are more likely to telework than others in the pandemic recession: Share of employed that teleworked by select demographic, average May 2020–April 2021

group_value share_tw_emp
Total, 16 years and older 24.27%
16 to 24 years 11.07%
25 to 54 years 27.30%
55 years and older 22.90%
Men 22.1%
Women 27.9%
White 25.89%
Black 20.42%
Hispanic 15.19%
AAPI 39.20%
Not U.S. citizen 18.81%
U.S. citizen 24.76%
Less than high school 3.06%
High school 8.12%
Some college 15.70%
College 38.42%
Advanced 51.58%

Notes: Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race). AAPI includes Asian American and Pacific Islander.

Source: Reproduced from Figure B in Elise Gould and Jori Kandra, “Only One in Five Workers Are Working from Home Due to COVID,” Working Economics Blog, Economic Policy Institute, June 2, 2021. Data are from authors' analysis of EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.14 (2021), and the Current Population Survey COVID supplement.

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