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The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday
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Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by you. - photo by Shelby Slade
Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by you.

The good news is that more people are working from home with their companies blessings.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new study showing that 23 percent of employed people are working at least part of their day from somewhere not in their office, Max Nisen reported for Quartz.

Data on the number of people telecommuting didnt start being collected until 2003, when 19 percent of people said they did this.

This shift can be attributed to technological increases making working from home both easier and expected, and the rise in freelancers, Nisen explained.

To see the changes in how people are doing their work over the past 10 years, take a look at the chart here.