Go to College, to Telecommute

Apparently people with bachelor’s degrees are more likely to work from home. According to a piece in PR Newswire:

Results from the American Time Use Survey released by the U.S. Department of Labor in June 2011 show that employed Americans are more likely to work from home if they have earned a higher education degree. To be exact, the survey showed that 36 percent of employed Americans with a bachelor’s degree and who were over the age of 25 completed some work at home. This is in contrast to the mere 10 percent who had less than a high school diploma and did some or all work from home. This 36 percent of at-home workers with college degrees is also much higher than the 24 percent of all employed workers, regardless of level of education, who did some or all work at home.

This should probably not be so surprising, as traditionally most jobs that you can do from home are white-collar ones; it’s noticeably rather tricky to be a construction worker, auto mechanic, hairdresser, or waitress using a laptop in your bedroom. Still, it’s nice to have that all cleared up.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer