The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a historic shift in how much people work from home. But now that a majority of eligible Americans are at least partially vaccinated, many businesses are planning how to bring workers back to the office safely and whether to continue allowing for remote work. Data collected over the past year shows that workers are just as productive—if not more—at home, and they tend to work longer hours. Interestingly, this phenomenon isn’t unique to the pandemic; Census Bureau data shows that full-time remote workers logged almost two additional hours per week, on average, than non-remote workers in 2019.The most recent data on work hours from the Census Bureau reveals that part-time remote workers worked less, on average, than their non-remote counterparts, at 19.3 hours per week compared to 21.5 weekly hours. However, full-time remote workers worked an average of 45.6 hours per week, compared to an average 43.8 hours for non-remote full-time workers. Overall, remote workers were less likely to work full-time in 2019, as approximately two-thirds of remote workers were full-time, compared to 73% of non-remote workers.