Although 78% of Americans currently engaged in freelance work picked up their gigs before the COVID-19 pandemic began, 22% of workers currently freelancing only began doing so during the health crisis. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As industries shift to accommodate the fluctuations in business and demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of freelance work continues to rise.

“The freelance economy was already booming for workers and small businesses alike, but the COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the demand for freelance work, as employees transition to virtual work environments,” according to a Paychex Worx survey report.

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