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Share of people freelancing by industry U.S. 2019

According to a 2019 survey, around 75 percent of employees in in the arts and design industry are freelancers. This compares to only 21 percent of employees in the manufacturing industry.

Freelancers here are broadly understood as individuals who engage in supplemental, temporary, project - or contract-based work.

Share of freelance workers in the United States in 2019, by industry

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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 7 to July 3, 2019

Number of respondents

6,001 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

adults who have done paid work in the past 12 months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Freelancers are defined by the source as "individuals who have engaged in supplemental, temporary, project - or contract-based work, within the last 12 months".

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