Journal Article

Were Teleworkable Jobs Pandemic-Proof?


Abstract: While the majority of pandemic-related job losses have been in occupations where working from home was not possible, work-from-home or “teleworkable” jobs were not pandemic-proof. In addition, the number of teleworkable jobs lost and recovered differed by workers’ sex and education status. Both college-educated and non-college-educated women experienced larger employment losses and slower recoveries in teleworkable jobs than their male counterparts.

Keywords: Labor market; Employment; Prime-age employment; Teleworkable jobs; Job losses; Women; Pandemic; Work from home;

JEL Classification: J20; J21; J60;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Economic Bulletin

Publication Date: 2020-09-30

Pages: 3