The gig economy pays just $828 a month — here's why driving for Uber is no substitute for a full-time job (EBAY, AMZN)

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Business Insider—The number of people participating in the so-called gig economy has increased significantly in the last five years, a new study from JP Morgan Chase Institute found. The increase was largely spurred by growing numbers of people driving for services such as Uber and Lyft, according to the study. But few people are making significant money from the gig economy, the study found. Most people only participate intermittently, and average monthly earnings have plunged. The companies leading the gig...

Gig economy is not taking over as workers use apps for a top up, not full-time work. 'Gig' jobs are not taking over as workers’ main source of income but are topping up pay when they are between jobs or need extra cash, 
according to a major study of the US jobs market.