Twenty percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home in 2007, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS study also found:
Hours worked at home averaged 2.8 hours per day, while hours worked at a workplace averaged 7.9 hours per day.
Men and women were equally likely to do some or all of their work at home.
Self-employed workers were more likely than wage and salary workers to have done some work at home—55% vs. 16%.
Multiple jobholders were almost twice as likely to work on an average weekend day as were single jobholders—62% vs. 33%.
Watching TV was the leisure activity that occupied the most time, accounting for about half of leisure time, on average, for both men and women.
On an average day, 20% of men did housework compared with 52% of women. Thirty-seven percent of men prepared food compared with 64% of women.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2007 American Time Use Survey, www.bls.gov.