Has the Gig Economy Jumped the Shark?

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Since the Great Recession, gig jobs have been heralded as the economy of the future – but after a decade, are U.S. workers still making money off of gig jobs? Many of the biggest gig startups began in the fallout of the Great Recession of 2008. 7.2% unemployment after the Great Recession spurred the demand for temporary and quick starting jobs. In the decade since, the gig economy has expanded at an exponential rate and as of 2017, Airbnb had 150 million users and Uber had 42 million users. According to some estimates there are as many as 75 million

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