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  1. Social Security and Retirement
  2. Retirement Age and Social Security
  3. Working at Home
  4. Longer Years of Retirement
  5. Employment trends
  6. Foreign workers in the United States
  7. Mexican Workers in the United States
  8. Workplace Safety Standards
  9. Work-related Injuries and Deaths
  10. Growth of Large Corporate Farming
  11. Union Membership Across the United States
  12. Laws Regarding Working Women
  13. Labor Contracts in the United States
  14. Right-to-Work Laws
  15. Public worker unions in the United States
  16. Unemployment insurance
  17. Equal Opportunity Employment Laws
  18. Workers’ Compensation
  19. Minimum Age for Agricultural Employment
  20. Minors in the Workplace
  21. Minimum Wage
  22. Employment of Persons with Disabilities
  23. Major Equal Employment Legislation in the U.S.
  24. Employment in the Service Sector
  25. Unemployment
  26. State’s Unique Worker’s Compensation Laws
  27. Life on Unemployment
  28. Minimum Wage and Poverty
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A woman works at home while her children play. She has a diaper sewing business.
Photo from Jim West.
Working at Home
The invention of the computer, fax machine, internet, and e-mail has made working at home a common practice for millions of Americans. About 80 percent of those who work at home use a computer for their work and about 60 percent use the internet or e-mail in working at home. A 2001 survey found that in May of that year almost 20 million Americans worked at home at least one day a week. About a third are self-employed. The same survey found that most workers who did job-related work at home did so without being paid for it. Managers and professionals are more likely to bring work home to catch up with the backlog at the office or to focus on work in a quieter environment.  Click on CHART for more information.
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