The U.S. mobile worker population will grow at a steady rate over the next five years, rising from 96.2 million in 2015 to 105.4 million in 2020, according to a new study by International Data Corp. (IDC).

By the end of the forecast period, the firm expects mobile workers to account for nearly three quarters (72%) of the total U.S. workforce. The key drivers behind the growth in the U.S. mobile workforce include the increasing affordability of smartphones and tablets combined with the growing acceptance of corporate bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.

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