The On-Demand Economy Is Smaller Than You Think

November 17, 2016 Monika Greenhow

A lot of people assume that a hefty share of working people earn money in the “platform economy”—also called the “gig economy” or the “on-demand economy.”

According to a new report, however, only 0.5% of adults in the United States earn income from digital labor platforms—such as Uber and Task Rabbit—that are used to provide labor or services. That works out to a little more than 1 million people.

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