Colorado ranks third in the United States in percentage of people working from home


COLORADO SPRINGS — The trend during the COVID-19 pandemic for employees to work remotely is especially prevalent in Colorado, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau

According to the bureau’s American Community Survey released Thursday, the number of people working primarily from home in Colorado rose to 23.7% between 2019 and 2021, putting Massachusetts third behind Washington and Maryland.

That means nearly one in four employees work remotely in Colorado.

ABC News

Nationally, the number of people working from home has tripled, from 5.7% in 2019 (9 million) to almost 18% in 2021 (27.6 million).

The trend represents the highest number of employees working remotely since 2005.

ABC News

KRDO NewsChannel 13 investigates what it all means for southern Colorado; has the trend peaked; is the phenomenon temporary or permanent; and how will this affect large work and office environments that may no longer be needed?


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