Chart showing projected increase in the numbers of Americans who are or will be working at home by 1995.
The number of people working at home has climbed steadily over the last five years and by 1995 will account for about one-third of all adult workers. Link Resources, a New York City research firm, conducts an annual survey that divides the home-worker segment into four workstyles: * Primary self-employed home workers (12.1 million), for whom self-employment is the primary source of income. * Part-time self-employed home workers (11.7 million), who hold multiple jobs and spend part of their time working from home. * Telecommuters (6.6 million), employees working from home part- or full-time during normal business hours. * High-tech corporate after-hours home workers (8.6 million), who use computers, phones, and faxes to do company work at home after normal business hours. Telecommuters are the fastest-growing segment, with an average annual growth rate of 20%.