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America’s gig workers are hiding in plain sight

America’s gig workers are hiding in plain sight

By Neil Irwin, Axios Macro

Millions of Americans are doing casual work while not counting as employed for the purposes of the government’s official statistics, based on new research that sheds light on the true prevalence of informal gig work.

Why it matters: If more Americans are open to working than is implied by traditional economic data, the job market may be less tight than it seems — with more people open to opportunities for higher-paying, more stable work.

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