Finish this sentence: The U.S. gig economy is growing faster than …

That might be a difficult task due to conflicting data.

Two government agencies plan new research to more accurately count the companies and workers in the so-called gig economy, which also has been labeled the on-demand economy, and better understand trends of that realm.

The “share of U.S. jobs without a formal employer-employee relationship is large and growing,” but some data shows the opposite, Jim Spletzer, an economist for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies, wrote in a recent government blog post. Jobs in the so-called gig economy include freelance and contract workers.

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