By the numbers: Americans working from home

POSTED: 10:23 AM PST Feb 27, 2013    UPDATED: 12:30 PM PST Mar 05, 2013 

Best Buy is the latest company to ban working from home. Here's a look at the numbers behind Americans who telecommute.

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79% of U.S. workers say they would like to work from home at least part of the time (WorldatWork Telework Trendlines 2009). 80% of federal employees say they want to (2012 Status of Telework in Federal Government: Report to Congress). In total, 50 million workers both could and want to telework.

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