In the 3rd quarter of 2020, 14.2% of the employed population reported having worked always or almost always from home in the reference week or in the three weeks before (681.9 thousand people), 37.7% (412.5 thousand) less than in the previous quarter. Of these, 539.6 thousand people (79.1%) indicated that the main reason for having worked at home was the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among those having worked always or almost always from home, 94.5% (644.4 thousand) used information and communication technologies (ICT). In other words, they have worked remotely. That estimate represented 13.4% of total employed population and has decreased by 37.9% (393.6 thousand) from the previous quarter.
As seen in the previous quarter, there was no big difference between the average number of hours weekly worked at home (37 hours) and those worked in another place (38 hours) (estimates that exclude the employed population absent from work).
Among the employed population who has not worked at home in the reference week or in the previous three, 236.7 thousand (6.3%) were absent from work during that period, 27.5% (65.0 thousand) of which due to the COVID-19 pandemic, down 86.8% (426.5 thousand) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.