The future is freelance. That’s according to the “Freelancing in America: 2017” study, commissioned by Upwork and Freelancers Union. The fourth annual study of the U.S. independent workforce found that freelance work is alive, thriving, and growing among skilled professionals.
Among the study’s most notable findings are that: The U.S. freelance workforce is growing faster than the overall U.S. workforce, outpacing U.S. workforce growth at a rate 3x faster since 2014. It numbered 53 million in 2014 and grew to 57.3 million this year (8.1% growth since 2014) while the U.S. workforce grew from 156 million to 160 million in the same timeframe (2.6% growth).
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