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June 12, 2018

Gig economy: There's a lot we don't know

  • It seems more Americans are working in gig jobs, but a new government report suggests that it hasn't changed much.
    AP Economics Writer

    WASHINGTON — Look around, and it seems more Americans are working outside traditional full-time jobs — whether as freelance graphic designers or independent contractors or Uber drivers.

    Or maybe not. A government report last week suggested that the proportion of such jobs hasn't budged in the past decade. Yet the data carries limitations that indicate there's still plenty we don't know about the evolving U.S. job market.

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