Q: How Many Full-Time Employees Are Now Working Remotely?

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?

  • Telecommunications

  • Technology, Internet & Electronics

  • Education

  • Financial Services

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

  • Manufacturing

  • Government

  • 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.


For more information about our survey techniques, click here to visit our Methods page.

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