What Telecommuting Looked Like in 1973
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According to the latest Census numbers , 4.5 percent of Americans, or about 6.5 million people, are working from home most of the time. That's up from 3.2 percent in 2000, and roughly double the proportion in 1980. This uptick is new, conjuring images of freelancers hunched over laptops-but telecommuting isn't.