Large companies such as Yahoo! and Best Buy recently have made headlines with new policies that prohibit working from home. This runs counter to the growing trend of more Americans telecommuting. According to a U.S. Census Bureau study published last year, the number of Americans working at home increased from 3.6% to 4.3% from 2005 to 2010.
While less than 2% of the labor force in some metropolitan areas work from their residences full time, in some areas it is far more. In three metro areas, including Boulder, Colo.; Santa Fe, N.M.; and Bremerton-Silverdale, Wash., at least 10% of the workforce calls the office home. Based on Census data, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 metro areas where the most people work from home.
Nearly half of people who work from home were self-employed, according to the Census bureau. In several of the cities…
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