The number of individuals who reported working from home has increased steadily over the past 35 years. In 1980, fewer than 50,000 North Carolinians reported working at home. Twenty years later, this number had more than doubled, with just over 100,000 individuals working at home in 2000. The number of teleworkers increased sharply in 2006. Since 2012, more than 200,000 North Carolina workers reported working at home each year.
In the past, the majority of individuals who reported working at home were self-employed. In 2006, individuals who were working from home for an employer became the majority of teleworkers.
As of 2014, 62% of North Carolinians who worked from home were working for an employer for wages and 38% reported being self-employed.