Freelancing in America 2016

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In its third year, 'Freelancing in America' is the most comprehensive study of the independent workforce. Commissioned by Freelancers Union and Upwork, this study analyzes the size of the growing freelance economy and provides insights into the lives of independent workers. This year, we examined the potential impact of freelancer voters on the 2016 presidential election.

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Who are we?

Freelancers Union builds political power to help freelance workers lead meaningful, connected, and independent lives.

What do we do?

We mobilize over 300,000 freelancers to stand up for their interests.


We innovate solutions to the problems facing the independent workforce.


We provide resources for freelancers and inform the larger public about independent workers.