Family & Community Support >> Family & Community Support Archive >> Telecommuting >> Industry Type, Size, Sector

Telecommuting was most common at companies that were very large (1,000+ employees) or very small (1-4 employees).

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.

  • Industries in which King County workers were most likely to telecommute were manufacturing, transportation / communications / utilities, and finance / insurance / real estate.
  • Workers most likely to telecommute were employed by organizations with large (1000+ employees)  or small (1-4 employees) workforces. 
  • Employees working for private companies were more likely to telecommute than those working for government or non-profit organizations.