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Oregon: Most Friendly Work at Home State

Date: 12/06/2005 | Category: Business | Author: Diana Heeb Bivona

Based on the most recent data available, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Oregon has more individuals likely to work at home than any other state. In 2000, approximately 4.4% of individuals worked at home compared to a national average of 3.3%. Other interesting facts:

(1) About 63% of Oregonians who worked at home were self-employed.
(2) About 1 in 5 Oregonians who worked at home worked in the education, health, and social services industry.
(3) 56% of the state’s at-home work force was comprised of women, which is higher than the nationwide estimate of 53%.

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