Tele-Commuting On the Rise. More and More California Workers Are Working From Home Over the Last Dec
According to recently released census figures, the number of Californians working from home increased by about 290,000, or 36 percent, from 2008 through 2017. A decade ago, about 4.8 percent of California workers stayed home. By 2017, that figure had risen to 6 percent, or nearly 1.1 million workers. The counties with the highest rates of workers staying home are Marin, Placer and El Dorado counties. Roughly one in eight workers in Marin County stayed home. About 1 in 10 workers in Placer and El Dorado counties worked from home. Kern, San Joaquin and Merced counties had the lowest rate of workers staying home among large counties, census figures show. About 5.6 percent of the workers in Los Angeles County work from home.
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