(Tel Aviv, Israel,  Thursday, August 22, 2019) – Fiverr has revealed the findings of its annual Freelance Economic Impact Report, a comprehensive study that identifies and profiles the 25 largest markets in the United States for skilled freelance workers.

Over half of these freelancers live in the 25 metropolitan areas listed in the study and, combined, this group generated an estimated $135 billion in 2018.

Over 20 million tax returns were classified by geography and industry, allowing researchers to approximate that there are 5.6 million skilled freelancers working in creative, technical or professional positions across the country.

Fiverr commissioned market research firm Rockbridge Associates to analyze a range of secondary data sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, to determine the size and revenues of U.S. based skilled freelancers. The Fiverr platform connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in more than 200 categories, across 8 verticals including graphic design, digital marketing, programming, video and animation. Since inception, the platform has facilitated over 50 million transactions.

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