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How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home?

Jonathan Dingel () and Brent Neiman ()

No 14584, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: Evaluating the economic impact of "social distancing" measures taken to arrest the spread of COVID-19 raises a fundamental question about the modern economy: How many jobs can be performed at home? We classify the feasibility of working at home for all occupations and merge this classification with occupational employment counts for the United States. Our classification implies that 37 percent of U.S. jobs can plausibly be performed at home.

Keywords: remote work; telecommuting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 J22 J61 O30 R12 R32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-04
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