The number of remote and home office workers grew three-fold in Hungary in 2020, to 8.6 percent from 2.9 percent on average in the past decade, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.
The number of home office workers jumped after the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Their number, which was around 100,000 in February 2020, grew three-fold by March that year, peaking in May, with 17 percent of all employees, or 760,000 people, working from home.
In February 2021, 482,000 people worked from home,
which comes to 11 percent of the workforce, KSH said.
Women, urbanites and the 25-44 age group are overrepresented among home office workers. A vast majority, 77 percent of those in home office, are university graduates, KSH said. Fully ten percent of workers of companies with more than 50 employees and 11 percent of the employees of state-owned companies have taken up the opportunity to work at home, KSH said.