What does the state of freelancing look like in the U.S.? According to a report from online freelance marketplace Freelancer, freelance job openings increased over 25% between the months of April through June 2020. This study revealed that, in a COVID-19 landscape as well as post-COVID landscape, the state of work and how we work is trending toward new patterns.
Many individuals are becoming more interested in independent work. Freelancing, which has been steadily rising as a new work option, is likely to continue trending — and to become the norm for many, especially as unemployment runs rampant during the pandemic. A 2017 study from Upwork predicted that the majority of the U.S. workforce will move toward freelance by the year 2027.