Remote Workers Reclaimed 60 Million Hours of Commuting Time
They also are prioritizing their well-being versus their work
The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic gave Americans 60 million hours of their time back. And recent research indicates that those workers who no longer spend hours commuting to and from the office are using that reclaimed time to focus on their wellbeing.
Though many have returned to the office, more than 15 percent of full-time workers are still completely remote and an additional 30 percent have hybrid schedules, according to data collected by economists who are investigating the sustainability of work-from-home policies.
To determine how employees are using their extra time, research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York analyzed data from the American Time Use Survey.
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