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Percentage of Cypriots working from home in 2020 lower than EU average

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The percentage of people working from home in Cyprus in 2020 was lower compared to the average increase recorded across EU member states, despite recording a spike compared to recent years, according to a Eurostat report.

Specifically, in 2020, the percentage of workers aged between 20 and 64 who worked from home reached 12 per cent, while over the past ten years the percentage has remained stable between 5 and 6 per cent.

The highest percentage of people working from home in 2020 was recorded in the Helsinki-Uusimaa region of Finland, where it reached 37 per cent, followed by the Walloon Brabant and the Brussels regions, respectively at 27 and 26 per cent.

The study also revealed that one out of four people worked from home in the regions where their countries’ capitals are located. In the Dublin and in the Copenhagen regions, 25 per cent of people worked from home in 2020, followed by the Vienna region, 24 per cent, and the Paris region, 23 per cent.

In contrast to that, southern European countries registered lower teleworking rates during the hard months of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The lowest percentage of people working from home was registered in several Croatian regions, where it stood at 5 per cent.

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