The gig economy has been getting no shortage of attention. In the last few years, a nearly uncountable number of articles and editorials have been written, exploring the concept of whether gig work is the future of labor.

The attention is not unwarranted — a fact confirmed by the PYMNTS Gig Economy Index. In Q2 2018, PYMNTS found 47 percent of gig workers had a regular nine-to-five job, a drop from 55 percent in Q1 2018. The same survey found that 33.8 percent of the U.S. workforce had participated in the gig economy, and a growing majority of these workers (75.7 percent) said they would not leave freelance work behind for a full-time job.

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