State-by-State Data on Independent Contractors

 



Top 20 Independent Contractor Industries

INDUSTRY

# of IC in 2001

# of IC in 2016

Change from 2001-2016

% of Top 20

Professional, Scientific, Tech Services

700,000

1,200,000

500,000

12.598

Other Services

400,000

900,000

500,000

9.449

Real Estate, Rental, Leasing

400,000

800,000

400,000

8.399

Health Care and Social Assistance

400,000

800,000

400,000

8.399

Construction

500,000

700,000

200,000

7.349

Retail Trade

400,000

700,000

300,000

7.349

Finance and Insurance

550,000

600,000

50,000

6.299

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

200,000

500,000

300,000

5.249

Educational Services

300,000

500,000

200,000

5.249

Information

400,000

500,000

100,000

5.249

Manufacturing

500,000

400,000

-100,000

4.199

Transportation and Warehousing

200,000

400,000

200,000

4.199

Administrative, Support, Waste Management

200,000

400,000

200,000

4.199

Wholesale Trade

300,000

400,000

100,000

4.199

Accommodation and Food Services

100,000

200,000

100,000

2.100

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing

100,000

200,000

100,000

2.100

Management of Companies

100,000

150,000

50,000

1.575

Mining, Quarrying, Oil, and Gas

50,000

100,000

50,000

1.050

Public Administration

50,000

50,000

0.525

Utilities

25,000

25,000

0.262

TOTAL

5,800,000

9,525,000

3,725,000