Jul 31, 2020 - Economy & Business

Moving to telework was far easier for those with a college degree

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The coronavirus pandemic's forced work-from-home phenomenon cuts across education levels, race and gender, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By the numbers: Looking at the latest figures from June, more educated workers were more likely to have teleworked because of the pandemic. A measly 5% of workers with less than a high school diploma worked from home versus 54% of workers with a college degree or higher.

  • Women were more likely (36%) than men (27%) to have worked from home because of the pandemic.
  • 49% of Asian people teleworked because of the pandemic — higher than white people (31%), Black people (26%), and Hispanics (21%).
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