Gig workers are finding it harder to make money as surging unemployment drives up competition

As unemployment rates in the US continues to rise, more workers turn to app-based employment to make money. The intense competition and dwindling incomes affecting longtime gig workers will only be exacerbated as financial pressures are set to rise. The respite offered by the $600 additional unemployment benefit and the moratorium on evictions will expire soon, potentially driving more people towards taking up platform labor.

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Published on: 2020-08-07