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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in August and September 2022, 27.5 percent of private-sector establishments (2.5 million) had employees teleworking some or all the time.

Industries with the highest percent of establishments employing teleworkers were information (67.4 percent), professional and business services (49.0 percent), educational services (46.0 percent), and wholesale trade (39.0 percent).

Data in this release are from the 2022 Business Response Survey (BRS). BRS data were collected from private-sector establishments from August 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022. The survey’s topics included telework at establishments both at the time of the survey and before the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring by establishments in July 2022, and job vacancies at establishments at the time of the survey. Detailed tables by industry, state, and establishment size are available at

Telework at private-sector establishments

– – The percent of establishments with employees teleworking changed over the last year. In August-September 2022, 72.5 percent of establishments had little or no telework, compared to 60.1 percent in July-September 2021.
– – The percent of establishments with some (but not all) employees teleworking was 16.4 percent in 2022, compared to 29.8 percent in 2021.
– – The percent of establishments with all their employees teleworking all the time was about the same – 11.1 in August-September 2022, compared to 10.3 percent in July-September 2021.
– – In August-September 2022, 95.1 percent of establishments (including those that did and did not have telework) expected the amount of telework at their establishment to remain the same over the next 6 months.

Private-sector new hires in July 2022

– – Nationwide, 22.4 percent of establishments hired new employees in July 2022.
– – In July 2022, 7.3 percent of establishments increased starting pay, and 5.4 percent expanded advertising to attract more applicants to newly filled positions. Among the other methods used by establishments to attract more applicants were: starting to use recruiters/talent agencies (2.4 percent); offering hiring bonuses (1.9 percent); reducing the job’s qualifications, such as education or experience (1.3 percent); expanding benefits (1.2 percent); offering more hours (1.0 percent); and expanding telework or remote work (0.7 percent).
– – In July 2022, 2.4 percent of establishments hired at least one employee who will telework all the time.
– – Nationally, 7.0 percent of establishments took more than 30 days to fill at least one open position. The percentage of establishments with positions that took more than 30 days to fill varied by industry. The industries most likely to take more than 30 days to fill positions were accommodation and food services (14.9 percent), health care and social assistance (12.3 percent), and manufacturing (11.1 percent). The industries with the lowest percentage of positions that had been filled after having been open for more than 30 days were natural resources and mining (3.9 percent), information (4.1 percent), and financial activities (4.4 percent).

Private-sector job vacancies in August-September 2022

– – Nationwide, 20.9 percent of establishments had vacancies they were attempting to fill when they were surveyed in August-September 2022, and 40.5 percent had vacancies within the 12 months prior to the survey (August 2021-September 2022).
– – In August-September 2022, 3.1 percent of establishments had at least one vacancy eligible for telework all the time.
– – Nationwide, 12.3 percent of establishments had at least one vacancy open for more than 30 days.
– – The percentage of establishments that had a vacancy open for more than 30 days varied by industry, ranging from 6.9 percent in natural resources and mining to 20.2 percent in accommodation and food services.
– – How establishments advertised their vacancies varied by the educational requirements of the position. Nationwide, 13.4 percent of establishments used online job boards or hiring platforms to advertise positions requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher, while 24.1 percent did so for positions that did not require a bachelor’s degree or higher.