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Data Sources

The Data Hub provides summaries of available data sources on the non-traditional workforce. For each source, find the definition of gig work, the methods used, key findings, shortcomings, and links to reports and raw data, where available.

1099 Tax Information ReturnsIRS SOI Joint Statistical Research Program
American Community SurveyU.S. Census Bureau
American Trends PanelPew Research Center
Building the On-Demand WorkforceHarvard Business School (HBS) & Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Contingent Worker Supplement (CWS)U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Current Population Survey (CPS)U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Freelancing in AmericaUpwork and the Freelancers Union
General Social SurveyNational Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago
Gig Workers in AmericaPrudential and Harris Poll
Online Income PositionsInternet Association
Online Labour IndexiLabour Project, Oxford Internet Institute
Schedule SE/C Tax ReturnsOffice of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of Treasury
The Online Platform EconomyJPMorgan Chase Institute
The Shift ProjectHarvard Kennedy School Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, UCSF