Study: Best States for Working from Home
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
With 71% of people whose jobs can be done remotely working from home all or most of the time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Working from Home, as well as accompanying videos, in order to highlight which areas are thriving and which are struggling in this pandemic economy.
To identify which states are most conducive to working from home, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. The data set ranges from the share of workers working from home before COVID-19 to internet cost and cybersecurity. We also considered factors like how large and how crowded homes are in the state. Together, these metrics show how feasible working from home is in terms of cost, comfort and safety. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.
Working from Home in New York (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
38th – Share of Population Working from Home (pre-COVID-19)
21st – Share of Potential Telecommuters
11th – Households' Internet Access
3rd – Average Home Square Footage
44th – Cybersecurity
43rd – Average Retail Price of Electricity
10th – Internet Cost
For the full report, please visit: