Financial reasons for working in the gig economy in U.S. by age 2018

This statistic shows the financial reasons for working in the gig economy in the United States in 2018, by age. During the survey, 36 percent of respondents ages 45 to 54 reported that gig economy jobs were their primary source of income, compared to 34 percent of 18- to 29-year-old respondents, 33 percent of 30- to 44-year-old respondents, and 26 percent of 55- to 64-year-old respondents.

Financial reasons for working in the gig economy in the U.S. in 2018, by age

18 to 2930 to 4445 to 5455 to 64
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 16 to 19, 2018

Number of respondents

475 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Gig economy workers self-identified as such

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Total sample size 2,566 respondents.
Original question: For which of the following financial reasons do you work in the gig economy?
*Primary source of income: I rely on the earnings as my primary source of income
**Extra money: I want the extra money in addition to my current work

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