Nearly 54 million Americans are now doing freelance work! This is big. Not only are more Americans freelancing, but 60 percent of freelancers made the jump by choice -- up 7 percentage points from last year.
Freelancers are a significant political constituency, and politicians need to start listening.
These numbers show us that the new economy is here -- and freelancers are leading it.
We need to come together as a community and rethink the kind of benefits, protections, and supports we need, regardless of the work they do or whom they work for.