Work-from-home rates still elevated after pandemic

It’s triple what it was in 2019.
Traffic moves on the Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Golden Gate Overlook in San Francisco, California, on Friday, May 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

More than 20 million Americans continue to work from home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as fewer people drive to work or take public transit, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In a report issued this week, the bureau said 15.2% of American workers worked from home in 2022, after the end of the public health emergency that claimed more than a million American lives. That figure is down from the peak of 17.9% who worked from home in 2021, but it remains nearly triple the 5.7% who worked from home before the pandemic.

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