How many freelancers are there in America? 53 million

first_imgHave you heard the news? There are 53 million Americans working as freelancers!That was the big finding in our new study on freelancing in America, but it points to a much larger shift happening in the economy as a whole. Namely, freelancers are everywhere — and a lot of them probably don’t even think of themselves in those terms.Why? Because it’s not just some fringe movement anymore — it’s the face of the new workforce.Here’s a quick breakdown of our findings:53 million freelancers is 34% of the workforce, or 1 in 3 American workers (tweet this):It’s more than the combined populations of 25 states (tweet this):It means that if we all stood on each other’s shoulders, we’d be really, really tall (tweet this):And it means that we’re contributing a lot to the economy! In fact, if all 53 million freelancers combined their income, they’d have a combined total of $715 billion! That’s more than the combined value of Facebook, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, and McDonalds (tweet this):So are you one of the 53 million? There’s a 1 in 3 chance that you are — and we’ve made it easy for you to find out. Check this flowchart and see for yourself! (Tweet this)So are you a freelancer? Send a tweet and let the world know that you’re one of the #53millionbosses shaping the future of work!last_img read more