A recent study from Pew Research Center shows that while the number of fully remote workers in the US is dropping, hybrid work is becoming more attractive.
During the pandemic, US employees were working from home. But in the past year, the situation changed rapidly as major companies like Disney, Twitter, and Amazon have been moving employees back into the office.
The report finds that around 14% of all employed adults aged over 18 in the US––about 22 million people––are currently working from home all the time.
Before the pandemic in 2020, just 7% of US workers with remote-possible jobs were working at home all the time.
That percentage has been dropping––in January 2022, it stood at 43%, while in October 2020, it was 55%.
Now, Pew’s study found that of those with applicable jobs, 41% of people are working in a hybrid way. This figure has jumped from 35% in January 2022. So, while remote work stats have dropped in the US, hybrid work is on the rise!
Regarding the benefits, 71% of people who work from home, most or some of the time, say it helps them balance their work and personal lives. Just over half (56%) of people in that situation say it helps them get their work done and meet their deadlines.
Other reports show that workers who have flexibility regarding location report 4% higher productivity scores than workers in the office full-time.