Best US Metros to Be Your Own Boss

06/21/2023 Entrepreneurs, Tech Jobs

Jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the start of May showed that, despite challenges across several sectors of the economy, the U.S. labor market continued to show resilience: 253,000 new jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained relatively stable below 3.5%. Plus, some economists noted that, even with such low unemployment numbers and a strong employment market, the gig workforce continued to grow.

Whether it’s freelance work in addition to a “day job,” full-time freelance for maximum flexibility, or temporary freelance work between traditional employment opportunities, people working as self-employed, independent contractors in a wide variety of occupations are estimated to represent as much as 15% of the workforce.

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