September 20, 2020

Number of the week in Hampton Roads business

50.2% — That’s the percentage of part-time workers or those looking for work who participated in the annual Life in Hampton Roads survey and said they have been laid off, been furloughed or had hours reduced at work because of COVID-19 conditions.

The Social Science Research Center at Old Dominion University collected data from 1,105 online surveys done from June 26 to July 13 for its 11th annual survey, which focused on the pandemic and its perceived impact on the economy and work conditions. About 61% of survey participants reported working full-time or part-time.

Additionally, about one-third, or 32.2%, of all respondents indicated that someone in their household had been laid off, been furloughed or had work hours reduced because of COVID-19 conditions.

Of those working, about 33% said they have been working only outside the home while 29.8% worked only from home through teleworking. Another 14.7% said they worked mostly from home with occasional work outside the home.

— Tara Bozick, staff writer

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