Germany is slightly above the EU average when it comes to working from home
On average, 24.2 percent of the 27 EU countries work from home, which is slightly less than in Germany.
This would probably be unthinkable without Corona and home office. But now a quarter of employees in Germany work from home at least part of the time.
Wiesbaden. When it came to working from home, Germany was slightly above the EU average last year.
Almost a quarter (24.8 percent) of those in employment in Germany did their work at least occasionally from home in 2021 – a record, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on Tuesday in Wiesbaden.
Due to corona measures such as forced labor in the home office, the rate almost doubled in 2019 compared to the pre-corona level (12.8 percent). For ten percent of the working people, every working day had its own boundary wall last year.
On average, 24.2 percent of the 27 EU countries work from home, which is slightly less than in Germany. The Netherlands (54 percent), Sweden (46.5 percent) and Luxembourg (45.4 percent) had the highest proportions last year, while some people in Bulgaria (6.5 percent), Romania (6.6 percent) and Cyprus (12.6 percent) worked from home. goods were
With the end of the legal obligation for employers to offer home offices, many employees in Germany have returned to their jobs. However, home office use varies greatly depending on the industry. While three-quarters of IT workers were working from home in 2021, very few healthcare workers were able to work from home (5.4 percent). There was also very little home office in construction and retail.
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