It has outpaced the entire US workforce growth in a multiple of three folds by the end of 2014. From a whopping figure of 53 million in 2014, it has grown to 57.3 million in this present year thereby recording a growth of 8.1 percent after the end of 2014. The workforce in the US has only grown from 156 million to 160 million in the same timeframe leading to only a 2.6 % increase. At the end of 2021, 3.3% of the entire US workforce could be freelancers. In the European Union, freelancers make up 16.1% of the entire workforce while freelancers make up 35% of the entire workforce in the US.