Number of remote workers are increasing

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Even before the Covid-19 breakout the number of remote workers were increasing. From 1980 to 2010, the number of remote workers in the United States tripled from 0.75% in 1980 to 2.4% in 2010 (Mateyka, Rapino and Landivar, 2012) . The last 10 years pre-corona have increased to 3.6% where employees work half their working hours or more outside their workplace (Edward Elgar, 2019). At the same time, it has been seen that 56% of the American workforce has the prerequisites (at least partly) to work outside the office. Global Workplace Analytics also estimates that 25-30% of the US workforce will work from home several days a week by the end of 2021.