Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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About 13 million people work under alternative employment arrangements, as independent contractors, temporary help workers, contract workers, or on-call workers.

About 8.6 million of this group identify themselves as independent contractors, sometimes called freelancers.

The vast majority of independent contractors are satisfied with their work arrangement.

Whether female or male, about 1 employed person in every 20 works more than one job.



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