Remote Working Statistics Analytics
According to a Buffer study, 43 percent of remote workers feel more productive when working from home, which is only going to grow.
In a separate study, FlexJobs found that 67 percent of telecommuters said they would leave their current job for one that allowed them to work remotely at least part-time.
Based on Global Workplace Analytics, the number of people who work at least some of the time remotely has grown to 80% in the past ten years. The number of people with full-time telecommuting jobs grew 109% between 2005 and 2015.
Remote Working Statistics: Quick Glance (2017-2021)
In the United States, 43% of employees work at least some of the time remotely; the global average is 50%; and 70% of U.S.
Managers believe flexible office hours would improve employee morale.
75% percent of employees say having flexible work options would make them more productive.
45% of professionals now work from home at least one day per week, and 38 million Americans work from home two days per week.
There are now more than 50 million remote workers globally, and that figure is expected to rise by another 20% over the next four years.
The average home worker spends about three hours a day working from home, and this number will only grow as we become even more connected through technology.
Approximately 95% of employees believe that communicating face-to-face with their coworkers improves their performance. For remote workers who aren’t in an office environment all of the time, this can be one of the most challenging parts of their job.
Studies show that teleworkers are 13 percent more productive than in-office workers, and 61 percent feel (anonymously) that their company’s morale would improve if managers communicated more often with remote workers. The average worker is expected to spend almost five years of their career working remotely.
Employees who have access to flexible schedules are 6% more likely to get promoted within six months. Access to flexible schedules also leads to 17% greater job satisfaction for employees. Fifty percent of Employees who telecommute frequently are half as likely to quit their jobs compared with nonexempt employees who don’t have any flexibility in where, when, or how they work.
Seventy-seven percent of employees say having flexible work options would make them more productive, and 44% say they would be more likely to work for a company that offered remote workers.
Quick Remote Working Statistics Overview (2017–2021) – All Countries Combined
There are now 2 million full-time telecommuters in Japan, increasing 650% since 2001. The number of full-time telecommuters in Japan is equal to the number of full-time employees in physical offices.
The U.S. has the most remote workers, at 57 million, followed by India at 20 million, Germany with 6 million, and France with 4 million.
In India, over the last ten years, the number of people working from home at least once a week has increased by 99 percent. India has 8% of its total workforce working remotely, yet that accounts for 24% of all jobs created between 2012 and 2014. Over 2/3rds of Indians would change their career by having flexible work hours.
Between 2001 and 2016, there was an increase of 32 percent in the number of Americans who have some job flexibility, whether working from home occasionally or flextime.
In the U.K., 37 percent of employees say they would like to work more flexibly, but only 30 percent say their employer offers them this flexibility.
According to a study by IBM,
Canada currently has 9.5 million people working remotely, accounting for 31% of its total workforce, and this figure is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.
In Canada, 52% of students get schoolwork done at home instead of in class. Cisco estimates that video-conferencing will drive an 11-fold increase in internet traffic between 2015 and 2020, growing from 900 petabytes per month to 10 exabytes per month.