Prepared for Satoru N. | Delivered November 24, 2019
To identify the current global population of remote workers.
Remote workers: Global population
According to Strategy Analytics, the global mobile (remote) workforce was
, accounting for
of the global workforce (This was the most recent estimate available). This number is expected to reach
1.88 billion in 2023
, which will be around
of the global workforce.
Based on survey findings, Owl Lab estimates that
of the global workforce works remotely full-time.
of companies globally are fully remote. In addition, it was found that
of companies around the world allow remote working options.
Bizjournals reports that
of the workforce) in the US work remotely at least half the time.
According to Owl Labs,
of employees around the world work remotely at least once per week, and
work remotely at least once per month.
The industries with the most number of remote workers include healthcare (
), technology/ internet (
), financial services (
), education (
) and manufacturing (
The departments with the highest participation of remote workers include facilities/operations/IT (
), customer support/service/success (
), and sales (
), and administrative (
South Americans are in the lead when it comes to working from home. South American workers are
more likely than the global average to work remotely full-time. The country has
more fully remote companies compared to the global average.
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