Guess who’s not coming to the office?

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The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday that 9.5 percent of the workforce in the country had a short commute in 2010 as they worked from home.

Those in managerial and finance occupations had the highest percentage of people who worked from home in 2010. The Bureau said 1.45 million, or 7.4 percent of workers in management and finance, reported they worked from home at least one day a week.

So if you’re looking to cut down your commute or if you don’t like to get dressed to go to work, try to become a manager.

Rounding out top five occupations that allow you to work from home:

Computer, engineering and science: 6.1 percent

Sales and related fields: 5.6 percent

Education, legal, community service and arts and media: 5.3 percent

Service sector: 3.9 percent

Looking at the demographics of who works from home, the most likely person to telecommute would be a white male, 45 to 54 years old, married, but with no children present in the household. He would have a bachelor’s degree or more, make less than $25,000 a year but is part of a household with annual income between $75,000 and $99,999.

Rob Varnon

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