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As part of its monthly labor review for September, the US Department of Labor released a report on workers in the “gig economy,” such as those who worked for Uber, GrubHub, or TaskRabbit. It revealed that this work now accounts for at least 1 percent of total employment in the country. The statistics are a little old, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics is using numbers from May 2017. But given the rise in popularity of Airbnb, Uber, and the like in just the last few months, it’s likely the number is far higher now. The Bureau’s statistics show that these…

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