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October 05, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Tennessee ranks high as a state for gig workers

A new report from Agents Only finds the Volunteer State in the #11 position

If you are in the gig worker category and live in Tennessee, that’s probably a pretty good thing.

The Volunteer State ranks #11 among all states, according to a new report from Agents Only. The organization that builds, manages and scales call centers created something it named the Gig Worker Index to determine the best states for gig workers. Agents Only compared the 50 states across 10 distinct metrics. The data set ranges from the average annual earnings of gig workers to the cost of living per capita, tipping rates, and worker classification laws per state.

It’s not your typical list. Topping the rankings was Maine at #1 followed by West Virginia (#2), Arkansas (#3), South Dakota (#4), and New Hampshire (#5).

What are gig workers? Investopedia defines the “gig economy” as “a labor market that relies heavily on temporary and part-time positions filled by independent contractors and freelancers,” also referred to as gig workers.

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