Following COVID-19 there has been a global surge in work-from-home (WFH) and remote job searches.
We've taken a look at search volume data from Google Trends and compiled the results below.
The following chart shows worldwide searches for [work from home jobs] conducted between January 2004 and July 2020.
+ 88.7%Increase from Nov 2019 to July 2020
The following chart shows worldwide [remote jobs] searches for the same period.
+ 85.2%Increase from Nov 2019 to July 2020
+ 48.1%Increase from Nov 2019 to July 2020
+ 54.4%Increase from Nov 2019 to July 2020
In July Google announced a new WFH jobs filter in Google Job Search, and sent an email to recruitment sites via Search Console including information on how to mark up work-from-home jobs using structured data. Find out more in this article.