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Online Income Positions

What is it measuring?

The number of accounts ("online income positions," or OIPs) held by workers on Internet Association member platforms.

What does it tell us?

As of 2017, there are approximately 23.9 million Online Internet Positions.

How is it collected?

Through a survey of Internet Association’s (IA) member companies, along with publicly available resources from those companies.

Who collects it?

The Internet Association, a trade association of Internet-based companies.


Many workers hold accounts on multiple platforms, and so this measure does not tell us the number of workers using these platforms. In addition, it does not account for how active accounts are; many accounts may not be in use.

How to access this data?

Privately held by the Internet Association.


America's Online 'Jobs': Conceptualizations, Measurements, and Influencing Factors; 2017; Christopher Hooton; Business Econo ics;