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Uber and Airbnb helped expand the gig economy. These researchers think they’ve measured how much. – The Washington Post

Still, their findings may begin to answer some of the questions about the size and scale of the gig economy. For example, the report found that there were 24 million nonemployer firms in the United States in 2014, up from 15 million in 1997 and 22 million in 2007. That means the overall growth rate […]

Still, their findings may begin to answer some of the questions about the size and scale of the gig economy. For example, the report found that there were 24 million nonemployer firms in the United States in 2014, up from 15 million in 1997 and 22 million in 2007. That means the overall growth rate in nonemployer firms has been slower in recent years despite the arrival of resource-sharing apps. Nonemployer firms also remain smaller in number and economic impact than traditional payroll employment, which to

Source: Uber and Airbnb helped expand the gig economy. These researchers think they’ve measured how much. – The Washington Post

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