In the 2nd quarter of 2020, the employed population that reported having worked always or almost always from home in the reference week or in the three weeks before was estimated at 1,094.4 thousand people, which represented 23.1% of the total employed population. Of these, 998.5 thousand people (91.2%) indicated that the main reason for having worked at home was the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comparing the hours worked in the reference week, there was no big difference between working at home or in another place. In fact, those who were not absent from work and have worked in another place other than home have worked an average of 36 hours in that week and those who were not absent from work and have worked from home have worked 35 hours.
It was also observed that 1,038.0 thousand people used information and communication technologies to be able to work from home, which represented 21.9% of the total employed population and 94.8% of those who worked always or almost always at home in the reference period.
643.8 thousand employed persons did not work in their main job during the reference period, neither at home nor elsewhere, 76.3% (491.5 thousand) of which due to the COVID-19 pandemic.