Press Release

AAF Examines Policy Implications of the Gig Economy

The American Action Forum (@AAF) and the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative today released research that examines regional, economic, and demographic trends in the gig economy and its workers, and compares the current state of gig economy workers to traditional workers. Key findings are below:

  • From 2002-2014, gig economy workers increased by between 9.4 percent and 15 percent; and
  • From 2010-2014, growth in independent contractors accounted for 29.2 percent of all jobs added during that period; and
  • In 2014, 6.7 percent to 12 percent of gig economy workers had been laid off from previous work.

Click here to read the research.