Gig economy workers by income quintile

The gig economy is paying off for workers who are already among the America’s highest earners, a new study finds.

Wall Street Journal staffer Eric Morath reports that more people who were among the top 20% of income earners made money from digital platforms such as Uber and Airbnb than lower-income workers, according to new data from the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Morath writes:

An estimated 1.63 million people who were top earners made at least some of their income from online gigs between October 2014 and September 2015. That’s about 150,000 more gig earners than among bottom 20% of the income distribution.

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