Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. and global job markets experienced an unprecedented shift toward remote work in 2020. This trend is expected to boost interest in the digital nomad lifestyle in 2021 and beyond, as office workers-turned-remote workers start to explore their new geographic freedom.
According to a study by MBO Partners, at least 11 million Americans currently work as digital nomads. The independent talent provider found that the number of traditional workers identifying as digital nomads grew from 3.2 million to 6.3 million in 2020, an increase of 96%. The number of freelancers and independent contractors spiked by 12% over the same period.
While some long-time
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