In research news:

The freelance workforce grew from 53 million in 2014 to 55 million in 2016 and currently represents 35 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to new research. This freelance workforce earned an estimated $1 trillion this past year, representing a significant share of the U.S. economy. This information is from the third annual “Freelancing in America: 2016,” a study of the independent workforce survey commissioned by the freelance gig website Upwork and the resource and benefits provider Freelancers Union.

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