The Numbers: How Much of the Workforce is in the Gig Economy?
There is a ton of talk today about the ever-changing state of the US workforce, but just how big is the gig economy? How many people make their living as a freelancer? Up until now, we’ve never had a clear picture of just how strong this network is and where and how they’re finding work. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the independent work is rapidly evolving as digital platforms create marketplaces that make it possible to connect the brands who need a service performed and the workers who will provide that freelance service.