According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau Data from the Connecticut Data Collaborative, almost one-fifth of employees in Connecticut worked from home during the pandemic. As businesses shifted towards a remote work model, there was an increase of 248% in remote workers in 2019.
The pandemic brought a set of changes to the way businesses operated. The most notable one was the increase of remote work on a global scale.
Connecticut & Remote Work
According to the report, only 5.6% of employees in Connecticut worked from home. Simultaneously, the number of jobs in Connecticut increased from 92.5% to 94.1% in 2021 due to travel restrictions and remote employees working for other companies.
The report revealed an increase of 248% in remote workers in Connecticut. However, the service industry saw a decrease in employees as the pandemic made venues shut down.
Other key findings from the report:
- Connecticuts unemployment rate increased 1.4%, going from 5.3% in 2019 to 6.7% in 2021.
- The cost of renting an apartment increased. From 2019 to 2021, among the 33% of householders who rent increased the monthly rent from $1,117 to $1,277.
- Renters spent 35% or more of their gross household income on rent increased by 2.3%, from 40.6% in 2019 to 42.9% in 2021.