Approximately 50% of New York City Office workers now go to the office on a typical weekday, according to the results of a recent survey.
New York City Partnership Thursday said The survey found that an average of 49% of office workers in Manhattan are working in-person on weekdays as of mid-September, nearly two and a half years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
That percentage is up 11% from April when 38% reported workplace.
Only 9% of Manhattan office workers Go to the office five days a week, according to the survey. The highest percentage, 37%, is in a person three days a week. The survey found that about 16% of employees were working remotely on a full-time basis in mid-September, compared to 28% in April.
Industries with the highest average daily attendance rates Real estate, law and financial services. Real estate companies achieved an average daily attendance of 82%, and the attendance rate of law firms and financial services firms was 61% and 56%, respectively, according to the survey.
While 90% of surveyed employers encourage a return to the office, only 10% require daily in-person attendance from their employees, according to the survey. Hybrid work is offered or will be offered by 77% of employers.
By January, 54% of Manhattan office employees are expected to work in person on a typical weekday, according to the survey.
The New York City Partnership conducted the survey from August 29 to September 12 with more than 160 major employers in Manhattan offices. The majority of respondents were from Financial ServicesReal Estate, Law, Media and Technology.
much big Wall Street Companies including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have recently taken steps to reduce remote work. Businesses in New York City and elsewhere were forced to send their employees home during the onset of the pandemic.