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57M US Workers are Freelancers

the gig economy for freelancers

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Fifty-seven million Americans now do freelance work, earning nearly a trillion dollars in annual freelance income.

According to the "Freelancing in America: 2019" report, 45% of freelancers provide skilled services such as computer programming, marketing, and business consulting.

Another 30% provide unskilled services such as dog walking, ridesharing, and personal tasks.

The report also notes that "Freelancers have a median rate of $20 an hour compared to a median of $18.80 for the U.S. overall."

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