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53 million Americans are freelancing, new survey finds

53 million Americans are freelancing, new survey finds

By Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director of Freelancers Union and Fabio Rosati, CEO Elance-oDesk

Freelancing is the new normal -- and we have the numbers to prove it.

More than 53 million Americans are doing freelance work, according to a new, landmark survey conducted by the independent research firm Edelman Berland and commissioned by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk.

That’s 34 percent of the entire workforce.

The old way of working isn’t working, More than 53 million workers are showing a new way -- and tens of millions more will likely follow.  

The new economy is already here -- and it’s driven by freelancers.

Are you proud to be part of the new economy? Be sure to share these numbers and let the world know! 

Check out "Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce"

Read the Press Release

View the detailed results deck from Edelman Berland