'Gig Economy' Is Much Smaller Than Anticipated

Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 3:28pm
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:32pm
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In the wake of the Great Recession and its impact, the so-called gig economy seemed poised to shake up how people went about choosing jobs and how they’d work.

Working for Uber and doing other forms of freelancing were perhaps the best options for an increasing number of Americans. But information unveiled by the U.S. Department of Labor indicates the gig economy had an effect, but not as much as originally estimated.

In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has advocated for this state to be a leader in the gig economy. So based on the federal conclusions, does that still make sense?

The Show spoke with economist Jim Rounds about it.

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