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King County workers age 65 and older were less likely than younger workers to telecommute. 

Employer policies about family-friendly benefits can make a crucial difference in meeting the needs of workers and their families.  Workers who telecommute generally have more flexibility in scheduling their professional and family responsibilities.

  • Workers age 65 and older were signficantly less likely to participate in an employer-sponsored telecommute program than workers age 25-64.  Workers younger than 25 were also less likely to telecommute, but the difference was not significant because of small sample size.
  • Asians were more likely to telecommute than Hispanics.
  • Telecommuting did not differ by gender, country of birth, or primary language.