Freelancers in America grow by 35%

Between 2014 and 2019, 4 million more people started freelancing, according to an October report summarized by Fast Company.

Despite tightening in the labor market, the number of American workers who freelance continues to grow, with 35% of workers freelancing. The number of workers in America who freelance has grown by 4 million within the past 5 years, up from 53 million in 2014 to 57 million in 2019.

Online talent platforms are bringing down the costs of finding talent, providing more work for freelancers as well as growing economies. A report from the McKinsey Global Institute finds that by 2025 these online marketplaces “could add $2.7 trillion to global GDP, and begin to ameliorate many of the persistent problems in the world’s labor markets.”

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