Year 2000 Survey Shows Telecommuting
Is Up More Than 20%
ITAC (International Telework Association & Council)
recently released the results of Telework America 2000 - the latest in a continuing
series of reports and surveys on the state of telework in the U.S. The Year
2000 study, which was sponsored by AT&T, found the following:
More teleworkers than ever
- There were 20.6% more teleworkers in the year
2000 than in 1999.
- There were 23.6 million teleworkers in the
U.S. in the year 2000, versus 19.6 million in 1999. The total includes regularly
employed and occasionally employed teleworkers, as well as people who do some
work at home.
- There will be a projected 30 million regular
teleworkers by the end of 2004.
More demand for telecommuting options
- 39% of workers who do not currently work
remotely are interested in teleworking.
- 13% of those workers consider the availability
of a telework option to be an important factor when deciding whether to accept
Improvements in productivity
- Home-based workers reported an average productivity
improvement of 15%.
- Teleworkers who worked in satellite offices
equipped for telecommuting reported a 30% improvement in productivity.
- Companies save, on average, $9,712 per teleworker.
- Of the 23.6 million total teleworkers, 16.5
million are regularly employed teleworkers, saving companies $160 billion.
You can find more detailed information from the
Telework America 2000 study at the ITAC web site by linking to the following:
For the Executive
Summary, For Key