This is big.

You may or may not be aware that the U. S. Department of Labor discontinued its Contingent Worker Supplement (CWS) reporting in 2005, some years prior to the acceleration we've seen in the so-called "gig economy."

You may or may not be aware that former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez had sought to revive that reporting in the last months of his service to the DOL.

After many futile online searches, I was able to confirm online (and by phone to the DOL) this morning that Perez did succeed in his request to restore the reporting and that the collection of data to support it did take place in May 2017, under the new administration.

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