To identify which states are most conducive to working from home, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. The data set ranges from the share of workers working from home before COVID-19 to internet cost and cybersecurity. We also considered factors like how large and how crowded homes are in the state. Together, these metrics show how feasible working from home is in terms of cost, comfort and safety.
As COVID-19 has continued to spread in the U.S., state governments have ordered “non-essential” businesses to close their buildings. This has left business owners with a few options: let employees work from home, lay them off or furlough them. Prior to this pandemic, just 25 percent of all workers in the U.S. had worked from home, and only 29 percent were able to do so.
Exactly how easy it is to work remotely may depend on where you live. Overall, Georgia ranked fifth based on a total score of 62.70, including 23rd for work environment and first in living environment. Delaware ranked first in the country and Alaska 51st. For the full report, please visit:
Working from Home in Georgia (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
- 16th– Share of Population Working from Home (pre-COVID-19)
- 25th– Households' Internet Access
- 2nd– Average Home Square Footage
- 16th – Average Retail Price of Electricity
- 27th – Access to Low-priced Internet Plan