According to MyFoxDC.com the number of folks teleworking in the Washington, D.C. area has gone from 11% in 2001 to currently 25%.
WASHINGTON – Most commuters in the metropolitan Washington area still drive to work alone, but their proportion is declining.
According to a new survey of drivers released by the Council of Governments, in 2001, 70% of area commuters drove alone. In 2010, 64% of us are driving solo.
Another result in the survey: teleworking (from home) is up significantly. In 2001, 11% of Washington area commuters teleworked “at least occasionally.” That number has now grown to 25% of the workforce.
Jason Marlor is an editor for the Federal Register who teleworks one to two days a week. Traffic congestion is the reason. “Frankly,” Marlor explained, “I love avoiding the entire commute.”
The COG survey shows 54% of area employers permit teleworking. And 46% of employers have no program.
I know some employers frown on teleworking. They want to see their employees in the office everyday. I work for the federal government and some managers are still resistant to idea. I work from home about twice a month and I love it. Some folks in my division at work telework once a week (4 times a month).