As the emergency situation in the country was lifted, the share of employees working remotely reduced. In June, a total of 15.5% or 117.1 thousand of employees aged 15-74 years worked remotely, down by 2.7% or by 18.8 thousand MoM.
70% of women and 30% of men were working remotely.
In June, one fifth of employees (20.9%) had option to work remotely, but 79.1% did not have this option. Only 5.4% of employees having option to work remotely did not use it, according to the latest data from the Labor Force Survey of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
The largest share of employees working remotely (31.2%) were in the age group of 15-34 years, slightly less (27%) – in the age group of 45-54 years. The largest share of men working remotely (35.7%) were aged 35-44 years, but women (31.7%) – in the age group of 15-34 years.
In June, the largest share of employees working remotely (18.3%) in the total number of employees of the respective age group was observed in the age group of 45-54 years, but the smallest (11.4%) – in the age group of 55-74 years.
Almost a half (47.5%) of all employees working remotely were employed in trade and services sector. Slightly less (46.2%) of employees worked in other service sector. Only 4.7% of all persons working remotely were employed in manufacturing.
Still, the largest (25.5%) share of employees working remotely out of all employees in the respective sector was observed in other service sector. 16.6% of employees engaged in trade and services sector worked remotely, while in manufacturing sector – only 3.2% of employees.
Most often (42.7%) professionals, slightly more than one third (34.2%) of managers and slightly less than one third (32.4%) of technicians and associate professionals worked remotely.
63.7% of employees working remotely worked this way all working time in June, 18.3% – on a regular basis 3-5 days a week, 7.8% – on a regular basis 1-2 days a week. 5.2% of employees worked remotely a couple of days a month, but 5% – on a regular basis part of the working day or several hours.
In June, 928 persons aged 15-74 years in 651 households were surveyed in Labor Force Survey. (BNN/Business World Magazine)