A: One in three full-time workers have been instructed to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Almost half of the full-time workforce in the United States has been given the requirement (34%) or option (15%) to work remotely as a result of COVID-19. Nearly 17% already had the option or requirement to work remotely before the COVID-19 outbreak, so their work location was unaffected.
Which industries are most flexible with work location?
Technology, Internet & Electronics
Approximately 30% of full-time employees are still required to work on site.
Which industries are continuing to ask people to go to work as usual?
Retail & Consumer Durables
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Food & Beverages
Last updated on March 29, 2020. Please check back for updates.
Preliminary results based on 517 online survey respondents in the United States who reported "working full-time." Data from March 19, 2020 through March 29, 2020.
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