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Independents: You’re Not Alone!

Question: What is 41 million?

Answer  The number of self-employed (full- or part-time) workers, according to the  MBO Partner’s State of Independence in America Report 2017

  • Independents make up about 31% of private U.S. workforce or 41 million people
  • More than a third are Millennials and another third are Baby Boomers and Matures (age 53 and up). Less than a third are Gen X g (age 38 to 52)
  • More men (53%) are independent workers than women (47%)
  • And they tend to have a college education

Independent workers are thriving and high-earners are still on the up and up for the sixth year running.

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