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One In 10 Workers Are Independent Contractors, Labor Department Says

It says last year, 10.1 percent of the workforce was independent contractors, down from 10.7 percent in 2005. Those figures appear to go against other surveys showing huge growth in contract work.
Last year, 10.1 percent of the workforce was independent contractors, down from 10.7 percent in 2005, according to a new survey by the Labor Department. Source: Joe Raedle

The Labor Department released what seems like a surprising finding Thursday: It says last year, 10.1 percent of the workforce was — down from 10.7 percent in 2005, the last time it conducted the survey.

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