Zach Aarons

NEW YORK—Almost half of the American workforce toils remotely, according to an analysis that conducted using the US Census Bureau’s 2005-2017 American Community Survey.

Even more people want to telework. While about 40% of the American workforce works remotely at least on occasion, 80% to 90% of the US workforce says they would like to telework at least part-time. “Part of this is driven by changing demographics, with millennials now the largest generation in the workforce,” says Aaron Block, co-author with Zach Aarons of PropTech 101: Turning Chaos into Cash Through Real Estate Innovation. “Millennials are the architects of the so-called sharing economy, and they are fine with spending their workdays in coffee shops or co-working spaces.”

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