In national news:

The rise of the “gig economy” (often heavily linked to the “sharing economy” of such services as Uber and AirBnB) may have been overstated, if the latest research from the JP Morgan Chase Institute (JPMCI) is to be believed. In the most comprehensive study to date, the JPMCI found no evidence that people are becoming full-time gig workers. That is largely consistent with previous research, which showed no evidence of a growth in gig work across the whole economy. The JPMCI study also found that only one percent of the workforce works any number of hours for “on-demand” labor companies in any given month.

Read an editorial on the data from Michael Wasser, senior policy analyst with Jobs With Justice here. Access the study here.

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