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Share of adults with gig work U.S. by type of work 2019

In 2019, nine percent of adults in the United States with gig work said they sold goods online on platforms such as eBay or Craigslist. Two percent said they did paid tasks online. Gig work is a type of supplemental income that includes online and offline activities.

Share of adults with gig work in the United States 2019, by type of work

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

October 11 to 24, 2019

Number of respondents

12,173 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.
Source defines gig work as informal, infrequent paid activities. In this survey, gig work includes personal service activities.

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