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The Pending Future of the Gig Economy

The rise of gig jobs sparked during the fallout of the Great Recession. Easy access to a wide range of temporary, quick-starting jobs led the American unemployment rate to fizzle to 7.2%. Although the gig economy has managed to linger for a decade, are U.S. workers still banking on gigs? As of 2017, popular gig startups such as Uber and Airbnb attract 42-150 million users as there are an estimated 75 million American gig workers to serve consumers. 47% of millennial workers engage in some sort of freelance work and 23% of…