Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A decade's worth of tax returns provides an interesting insight into how people prefer to work

More and more Americans are moving away from traditional jobs, and choosing to be self-employed or do freelance work instead.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, self-employed workers now make up 10% of the workforce overall. 
That's nearly 15 million workers in the US.
Those numbers have grown considerably over the past decade, as shown in the two charts below from Zen99, a startup offering tax help to freelancers.
The number of people claiming self-employment income on their tax returns rose steadily between 2002 and 2012, the latest data available.

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Source: Antonia Farzan (

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