Article: ""How the 2% lives"
Temporary workers (with no benefits) make up 2% of the American workforce (3 million people). Since 2009, 10% of all new jobs have been temp jobs. They make 15% less than comparable full-time workers and 15% of them live in poverty. Census Bureau study (2005) says 8 in 10 temp workers would prefer a permanent position - putting the lie to the claim that temp workers enjoy their “flexibility”.