Is Telecommuting Here to Stay?

More Americans are ditching office camaraderie and regular work hours for the chance to work from home in pajamas or while sipping lattes at their favorite coffee shops.

The American Time Use Survey, which measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities like work, childcare and volunteering, shows that about 12 percent of full-time workers with a single job did some work at home on an average day between 2003 and 2007.

But it’s not clear, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, if people are leaving work early and completing their 40 hours at home or taking on part-time virtual work in addition to their day jobs.

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