What are the Remote Work Trends of Today?

By Brian Wallace

Remote work has seen a sharp decline ever since the pandemic reached its end. While 35% of people were working primarily from home in 2020, that number has dropped to 12.7% today. 72.5% of businesses have no remote workers, and the ones that do are often hybrid, not fully remote. Let’s explore some remote work trends below.

Although this isn’t to say that all remote workers have disappeared. The popularity of remote work in employees has kept it afloat in certain industries. Today 98% of people want to work remotely, at least some of the time. This has led to some industries still having a majority, or close to majority, remote work population.

The industry leading this charge is information technology, with 67% of employees working remotely. Following closely behind are professional businesses and services, with 49% working remotely. Educational services rests at 46%, a byproduct of the practical nature of digital education. And wholesale trade has 39% of people working remotely.

These are the numbers now, but that doesn’t mean they’ll stay that way. Remote work has been stabilizing ever since the pandemic. It has to reach equilibrium before it can be improved upon and made more useful. Although one thing is for sure, remote work is here to stay, even if only in certain places.

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