A report says 3.3 million Americans considered home their primary place of work (not including the self-employed or unpaid volunteers).
While telecommuting grew by 3.8 percent from 2011 to 2012, the size of the overall the non-self-employed workforce actually declined 1.5 percent.
An estimated 20 to 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week.
Over 75 percent of employees who work from home earn over $65,000 per year putting them in the upper 80 percentile of all employees.
A typical telecommuter is 49 years old, college educated, a salaried non-union employee in a management or professional role, earns $58,000 a year, and works for a company with more than 100 employees.
64 million U.S employees hold a job that is compatible at least part time telework (50% of the workforce).
Seventy-nine percent of U.S. workers say they would like to work from home at least part of the time (WorldatWork Telework Trendlines). Eighty percent of federal employees say they want to. In total, 50 million workers both could and want to telework.
Based on current trends, with no growth acceleration, regular telecommuters will total 4.9 million by 2016, a 69 percent increase from the current level.
Among the 15 largest U.S. metro areas, San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (CA) has the highest concentration of people who consider home their primary place of work (4.2 percent).
Detroit-Warren-Livonia (MI) has the lowest concentration of people who consider home their primary place of work (1.8 percent).
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