The Economists enquires into whether the “gig economy” is truly revolutionising the world of work

The Economist questions whether the so-called “gig economy”, where workers make a living from multiple different freelance jobs rather than being permanent employees to a single company, is revolutionising the world of work. They suggest that its impact on the economy so far is perhaps overstated, as freelance employees only constitute 2% of the workforce “a figure that has not changed much in 15 years”.