. More Americans are taking jobs without employer benefits like health care or paid vacation « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vox – The number of nontraditional workers in the US rose to a record 51 million this year, a 34% jump compared to 2020, according to new data from MBO Partners, a company that provides business solutions to the independent workforce and has conducted a long-running study of the group.

These types of workers — which include contract workers, people who are self-employed, temporary and on-call workers, and those who get short-term jobs through online apps or marketplaces — are now equivalent to a third of US employment. But since these jobs usually don’t come with employer benefits, their proliferation could worsen the quality of life for millions of Americans.

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