CNBC Highlights Gig Economy Struggles
A new piece from CNBC
highlights the struggles of the gig economy in California, as seen in the recent PRRI study A Renewed Struggle for the American Dream. The PRRI report found that nearly one-third of Californians are struggling with poverty. CNBC’s Jeff Daniels writes, “Nearly one in ten adult residents of California currently work in the gig economy, according to the survey
, released by Public Religion Research Institute, a D.C.-based nonpartisan, independent research organization. But despite the state’s reputation as being a tech innovator and economic engine for the nation, nearly half of those working in the gig economy are barely getting by, it said.” According to the report, 48 percent of those participating in the gig economy, are struggling with poverty.