Steady Increase in Home-Based Workers Since 1999, Census Bureau Report Shows
In 2010, 4.2 million more people worked at home than a decade before, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to this report, the number of people who worked at home at least one day per week increased from 9.5 million in 1999 to 13.4 million in 2010, increasing from 7.0% to 9.5% of all workers. The largest increase occurred between 2005 and 2010, when the share grew from 7.8% to 9.5% of all workers, an increase of more than 2 million.
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