Going Gig

In 2005, the share of the labor force working in non-standard arrangements was 10.9%. In 2017, despite the “sharing economy” the percentage declined to 10.1%! Within non-standard arrangements, the percentage of independent contractors fell from 7.4% to 6.9%, on-call workers declined from 1.8% to 1.7%, while temp agency and contract company workers were unchanged at 0.9% and 0.6% respectively. As for app-based employment, it’s just 1% of the labor force.

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