Number of freelancers in the U.S. 2017-2028

This statistic shows the number of freelancers in the United States from 2017 to 2028. It is projected that in 2027, 86.5 million people will be freelancing in the United States and will make up 50.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce.

Number of freelancers in the United States from 2017 to 2028

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Release date

September 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Growth projections assume that the growth rates for freelancers in the U.S. and U.S. workers overall between 2016 and 2017 stay constant (4.2% and 0.6% respectively). If these growth rates hold constant, it is projected that the majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelancing in 2027.

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