WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7: WORK FROM HOME WEEK
Profile America -- Thursday, October 7th. All over the country, the same groan is being heard from millions of Americans each morning -- the alarm goes off, and they have to face the grind of commuting to work and then back home once again. However, a small but a growing group of people is not in that situation -- and that's why this is National Work From Home Week. Employers all over the country have found that technology -- and common sense -- have joined together so that a lot of needed work can be done without employees having to be physically present to do the job. There are more than 139 million workers in the U.S. Nationally, just over 4 percent do their jobs at home. Montana has the greatest proportion of people working from home -- just over 7 percent. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 501
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2006, t. 1054
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau