U.S. Workers Returning to Offices at Highest Rate Since Pandemic

New York, NY, September 19, 2022-"Workers are returning to U.S. offices at the highest rate since the pandemic forced most workplaces to temporarily close in 2020, as infection rates continue to fall and more companies intensify efforts to bring employees back,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

“Office use on average was 47.5% of early 2020 levels for workers in the office over the five business days from September 8 to September 14 in the ten major metro areas monitored by Kastle Systems. The company, which tracks security swipes into buildings, said that was the highest percentage since late-March 2020.

“Midweek days were especially strong, with office use for Tuesday and Wednesday last week at about 55% of the prepandemic workforce, also a high during the pandemic for those days, Kastle said. The data through last Wednesday were the most recent weekly figures available.

“Other indicators show a return-to-office pickup after Labor Day.”