New data from the United States Census Bureau confirms the increase in working from home by Americans since just ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, showing the number of home-based workers increased across all races and ethnic groups, and especially among high-income workers.
The report released last week shows that while White home-based workers more than doubled their numbers and remained the largest single group in the home-based workforce, the number of Black or African American, Asian and Hispanic or Latino individuals working from home also grew substantially during this time period.
The report uses 2019 and 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.
Continue reading to explore data visualizations and highlights, including:
- White home-based workers increased from 7.2 million to 18.4 million.
- Black home-based workers increased from 0.7 million to 2.6 million.
- Asian home-based workers increased from 0.5 million to 2.6 million.
- Workers reporting Two or More Races increased markedly, from 0.2 million to 2.6 million.
- Hispanic and non-Hispanic home-based workers roughly tripled from 1.1 million to 3.2 million and from 7.9 million to 24.3 million, respectively.