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Independence leads to optimism?

While the overall economic landscape may be trending toward gloomy, independent workers remain surprisingly upbeat, according to the McKinsey Economic Opportunity Index. A recent article from senior partner Kweilin Ellingrud and coauthors finds independent workers most optimistic when they work for their own personal enjoyment or additional income, while those who do it for the autonomy or flexibility are relatively less optimistic. Click through the interactive to see more.

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To read the article, see “Freelance, side hustles, and gigs: Many more Americans have become independent workers,” August 23, 2022.