Tennessee has 15th Lowest Percentage of Parents with Remote Friendly "Work from Home" Jobs

Dec 10, 2020 at 11:49 am by WGNS


The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a major shift towards remote work. While working from home has its benefits for certain individuals, including no commute time, a better work-life balance, and increased productivity, it can be hard for parents—especially mothers—to work from home while juggling family responsibilities. 

A recent study by University of Chicago researchers shows that 37 percent of jobs in the U.S. are able to be performed entirely at home, but this varies substantially across cities. 

In Tennessee, 31.2% of working parents have remote-friendly jobs. Out of all U.S. states, Tennessee has the 15th lowest percentage of working parents in remote-friendly jobs.

Research shows that mothers are more likely to work from home than fathers. 40.4% of mothers work at jobs they can perform from home while only 27.3% of fathers have jobs that can be worked from their residence.

Across the country, the Northeast tends to have more working parents in remote-friendly jobs with New Jersey and New Hampshire boasting the highest shares at 40.1 and 38.6 percent, respectively. At the opposite end of the spectrum, North Dakota and Nevada have the lowest shares of working parents in remote-friendly jobs, at 27.4 and 25.9 percent, respectively.

Tennessee Numbers:

The analysis found that in Tennessee, 31.2% of working parents have remote-friendly jobs. Out of all U.S. states, Tennessee has the 15th lowest percentage of working parents in remote-friendly jobs. Here is a summary of the data for Tennessee:

  • Percentage of working parents in remote-friendly jobs:2%
  • Percentage of working fathers in remote-friendly jobs:1%
  • Percentage of working mothers in remote-friendly jobs:6%
  • Percentage of fathers who work:4%
  • Percentage of mothers who work:5%

For reference, here are the statistics for the entire United States:

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  • Percentage of working parents in remote-friendly jobs:6%
  • Percentage of working fathers in remote-friendly jobs:3%
  • Percentage of working mothers in remote-friendly jobs:4%
  • Percentage of fathers who work:1%
  • Percentage of mothers who work:4%

For more information, a detailed methodology, and complete results, you can find the original report on RetailMeNot’s website: https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/cities-with-most-parents-working-from-home.html

 

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