"Now, nearly 55 million Americans are freelancing ??? that??s 35% of the workforce. Today, the majority of freelancers do so by choice. And together, freelancers contributed $1 trillion dollars to the economy this year." This is the headlining quote on this article by the Freelancer's Union. https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2016/10/06/freelancing-in-america-2016/