Freelancers could make up half of the workforce

Freelancers could make up half of the workforce Freelancers could make up half of the workforce

Freelance workers will make up 50 per cent of the workforce by 2027, according to current trends. In 2017, freelancers in the US hit an all-time high, climbing from 53 million in 2014 to 57.3 million. Meanwhile, in the UK, the number of freelancers hit an all-time high in 2018, accounting for 15 per cent of the population. According to the National Office of Statistics, freelancer numbers grew from 3.3 million in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017.