For the last few days i have gathered from many online resources pieces of data about working from home and telecommuting. In this article i will try to give you more clear picture about this whole work at home industry by providing some interesting statistics from these sources.
Work From Home Statistics:
- Studies have shown that at least 40% of all the US workforce (50 million workers) can work at home part time by the least.
- Excluded home-based self employed, only 2% of the workforce (2.5 millions) actually work from home as their primary line of work.
- In 2008, The total number of people who worked online (not necessarily from their home) is 18 millions.
- The biggest industry that’s hiring home-based employees is the call center industry, Though most of the employees only work part time.
- The Office of Personnel Management have stated that in 2009, 102,000 federals workers have worked at home.
- Next year (2012), the number of home-based workers expected to increase by 65%. In the year after (2013) it is expected to increase by 33%.
- Home-based worker can save approximately $20,000 for a year to companies.
- Working at home can save the employee $4,000-$21,000 each year for traveling costs.
- If 40% of the compatible workforce for jobs from home had actually working at home it would have saved for the economy $650 billion (Yes, billions) a year! Also, it would have help the environment by reducing 37% of oil import.
- In 2008 survey by Robert Half International, it was indicated that 33% professional accountants considers working from home best incentive for a job and 50% considered it second best.
- In 2006, the Federal Trade Commission took more than hundred legal actions against work from home scams. From four cases alone (that has been reported), consumers have lost approximately $30 million.
- From the 3 millions search results for “work at home, estimated 90% are scams or linked to scams.
- Work from home and home business frauds and scams earns about $750 millions every year.