The Gig Economy Index™, a Hyperwallet collaboration, is designed to better understand workers in the gig economy, people who often work in short-term, ad hoc positions — who they are, what services they supply and what percentage of their overall income the gigs represent.
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AUGUST 2018 GIG ECONOMY FINDINGS
47 percent of surveyed gig workers do not have a full-time job.
33.8 percent of the U.S. workforce participated in the gig economy in Q2 2018, a slight dip from the 34.5 percent reported in Q1 2018.
33 percent of gig workers prefer receiving their earnings via PayPal, and 25 percent prefer direct deposit.