Millions of gig workers are likely missing from US job data.
The Boston Fed Research Researchers Bracha and Burke reveal discrepancies in gig worker inclusion.
Gig Workers' Self-perception Casual contract workers often don't consider themselves "employed."
Undercount Estimate Estimates range from a few hundred thousand to a staggering 13 million.
Implications for Labor Market A potential 5% swing in the adult population's part-time employment status.
Economy's Room to Grow Research suggests the economy has more room for growth without inflation.
Rethinking Full Employment The benchmark for full employment could be adjusted upward, the researchers argue.