COVID-19: Most American workers want to keep working from home

Americans have adapted well to home working and most want the work style to stay post-pandemic. Image: Reuters/Mike Segar

Howard Schneider

Federal Reserve Correspondent, Reuters

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The 77 story One Vanderbilt office tower, the latest super-tall skyscraper to grace New York's iconic skyline, is set to open while the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) keeps the largest and richest U.S. office market almost empty, in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., September 9, 2020. Picture taken September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar REFILE - CORRECTING NUMBER OF STORIES - RC2AYI9SMJW4
Many employees would prefer to stay working at home after a COVID-19 vaccine. Image: REUTERS/Mike Segar REFILE
The work from home transition
The majority of workers found the transition somewhat or very easy. Image: Pew Research Center
Long office lunches or kitchens and kids?
Workers were found to been more efficient and productive working from home. Image: Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago
What's work from home worth?
Working from home 2-3 days a week is as valuable as getting a raise. Image: Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago
Work from home by income
Work from home is less prominent for those in low-wage jobs. Image: Pew Research Center
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