Richard Florida analyzes a new census report (pdf) that shows the number of people working from home exclusively increased from 4.8% to 6.6% between 1997 and 2010. And those who worked from home at least one day a week increased from 7% in 1997 to 9.5% in 2010. He draws some correlations (while reminding everyone that correlation doesn’t equal causation):
[W]orking from home is associated with higher levels of happiness and well-being (measured by Gallup surveys with a correlation of .50). This is not surprising since long commutes by car are one of those things that takes the biggest negative toll on our happiness.