March 5, 2001 In 2001, roughly 24% of the U.S. workforce is estimated to telecommute some time during the week.
New research on U.S. telecommuters indicates that in 2001, roughly 24% of the U.S. workforce is estimated to telecommute some time during the week. Cahners In-Stat Group (www.instat.com) expects this percentage to increase to 28% in 2004. The SOHO business market supported an estimated 6.6 million Internet-accessing telecommuters in 2000, and the small business market was home to more than 5.3 million Internet-accessing at-home workers in 2000. The enterprise market supported roughly 5 million Internet-accessing at-home workers, with these telecommuters making up 10% of its total workforce. The middle market is the smallest employer of online telecommuters, with these at-home workers estimated to account for 11% of the middle market workforce last year.