When it comes to working from home, it’s good to be a statistic.
The last 10 years have shown great increases in people that are changing their lives by not going to the office 5 days a week. In the US alone, over 250,000 people have joined the trend and taken advantage of being able to work from home, co-working spaces, or while traveling and trying out life as a digital nomad. Applying any number of these scenarios, that number continues to grow with each year that passes by.
Geographically, and focusing on countries with the largest and mainly English-speaking populations, here are some present-day figures to behold:
>55 million Americans work remotely or from home, part-time or full-time
>5 million workers in in the UK are doing the same
>3 million Australian professionals are also on board
When it comes to gender:
Men are still leading and make up over 50% of the remote work force
But 35% more women have become remote workers since 2005, demonstrating that ladies are definitely strong in the work-from-wherever movement
Below are links to a few interesting articles that review various work-from-home statistics related to employee engagement, personal career satisfaction, and remote work trends.
From the NYTimes.com: