Home workers are now younger, better educated and more diverse [Boss Insurance]

Traffic Is Halted Due To Snowy Weather Conditions On Route 93 South, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, In Londonderry, Nh (Ap Photo/Charles Krupa)

People working from home have become younger, more diverse, better educated and more likely to move during the worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to survey data from the US Census Bureau.

In many ways, the demographic composition of people working from home from 2019 to 2021 has become closer to commuters, while the share of the US workforce working from home has increased from 5.7% in 2019 to 17.9% in 2021 as restrictions were implemented to help slow the spread of the virus, according to a report released last week based on data from the American Community Survey.

“The increase in the number of homeworkers corresponds with a decline in the number of drivers, carpoolers, transit riders and most other types of commuters,” the report said.