NYC comptroller: Number of freelancers grows

Jan 19, 2007

According to a new report from the city comptroller, there's been tremendous job growth in New York City--most of it among the self-employed. The Post reports on the study, noting that the total number, not just percentage, of payroll workers in the city has actually dropped since 1969. The article also notes that many of these independent workers probably don't have health insurance: '"It explains the rise in the uninsured population," said Deputy Comptroller Marcia Van Wagner.' You can read the full report at the comptroller's website--and share your thoughts in the comments below.