Apr 3, 2024 - News

Florida among nation's leaders in app-based workforce

App-based workers' share of labor force, 2022
Data: Flex Association; Map: Axios Visuals

Florida has the nation's second-highest share of its workforce engaging in app-based work.

Why it matters: App-based work offers a flexible way to earn a living or just make an extra buck — but many such workers are fighting for better pay, benefits and more.

By the numbers: App-based workers make up 6.4% of Florida's workforce, behind D.C. where drivers or couriers make up 9% of labor. The overall U.S. rate is 4.3%.

How it works: That's according to an Axios analysis of a new study from consultancy Public First and commissioned by Flex, a trade group representing DoorDash, Uber, Lyft and more.

  • The Flex study is based on aggregated data collected in 2022 from several such platforms, plus "new consumer and app-based worker survey data."
  • We compared the study's estimated numbers of app-based workers by state with the size of each state's overall civilian labor force.

What's next: Public First estimates that the app-based rideshare and delivery industry could go from contributing $212 billion to $500 billion to the nation's economy in the next decade.

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