Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements

A May 2017 survey collected information about workers who were in four alternative employment arrangements—people employed as independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.

These data were collected in a special supplemental survey to the Current Population Survey, the monthly household survey that provides information on employment and unemployment in the United States. Information about alternative employment arrangements was collected in five previous surveys, each time in February.

Workers in the four groups continued to differ considerably from each other as well as from workers in traditional arrangements.

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