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

This statistic depicts the financial reasons for working in the gig economy in the United States in 2018, by ethnicity. During the survey, 44 percent of African-American respondents reported that gig economy jobs were their primary source of income, compared to 31 percent of White respondents, and 39 percent of Hispanic respondents.

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

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Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period

August 16 to 19, 2018

Number of respondents

596 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 was 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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