The mobile workforce has grown faster than the labor force in the United States.
With more people on the go than ever before, more and more Americans are taking advantage of their phones to get things done, such as scheduling meetings, doing their shopping and communicating with friends and family.
While some may feel that the mobile industry is booming, it is important to note that mobile workers have struggled to earn a living, according to research from McKinsey.
They earn less than they do in their hometowns and rely on public assistance to pay their bills.
And the industry has seen an alarming drop in wages and benefits as well.
As a result, mobile workers are increasingly struggling to make ends meet, especially as the American economy continues to slow down.
A McKinsey report released earlier this year found that for the first time in a decade, the percentage of workers making less than $15,000 a year dropped from 33 percent in 2017 to 30 percent in 2018.
That number has remained at around 30 percent since 2020.
The report noted that the number of workers in their prime earning years — the last years of their work lives — was also down.
“Mobile is becoming increasingly important to the economy, but there are some areas of concern,” said Michelle Smith, senior director of research and advocacy at the McKinsey Global Institute, in a statement.
“The mobile workforce is also seeing a sharp decline in wages, benefits and job security, as well as growing reliance on public programs and services.”
In other words, it seems that some Americans aren’t willing to make the leap from their living rooms to their desks and are looking for a better way to make money online.
In fact, one of the most popular mobile apps, Pocket, is being blamed for causing workers to lose their jobs.
The app allows users to send photos and videos of their jobs to one another, so that they can share them with one another.
And when they receive a reply, they can add their photo and video to their Pocket profile.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Pocket is also responsible for making millions of dollars of revenue.
“People are spending more time online than ever, and Pocket is making money from this,” a Pocket employee told the publication.
“We know that when people are making money, they are going to look to make as many as possible.”
The same employee told The Daily Beast that Pocket makes money from ads on other apps and that the company has been using this data to determine which users would be the most likely to use the app.
“I think it is a very powerful tool,” he said.
“It is a good indicator that you are an active user of Pocket, and you are likely to make a lot of money.”
In an interview with CNNMoney, Pocket CEO Eric Osterberg said that the app’s user base is growing rapidly and that Pocket is seeing more people use the service as time goes on.
“Over the last five years, we have grown to over 12 million monthly active users, and we have seen a 30 percent increase in the number and size of users,” Osterburg told CNNMoney.
“This year we have about 16 million monthly users and that is an increase of nearly 30 percent.”
Oster, however, stressed that the numbers reported by the publication are merely estimates and that more users are entering the service.
“If you look at the numbers, they show that over the last few years Pocket has had a pretty good user growth,” he added.
“Our app is growing by around 20 percent every quarter, and as that growth continues we are seeing that number grow exponentially.”
The McKinsey study found that only about a quarter of mobile workers in the U.S. earn $15 an hour or less.
And while this may not sound like a huge amount of money for many of them, it’s not a lot compared to what it takes to make it in a regular job.
In the U-S., median hourly wages for full-time workers are $18.80 per hour.
This is a bit lower than the national median of $23.80.
And a quarter-million dollars isn’t going to put a mobile worker over the top.
But it’s certainly enough to make an average worker’s monthly income well above the national average.
And it’s only going to get bigger in the years ahead.
The McKinley study found, for instance, that a mobile workforce that is 25 percent female has a median income of $16.20 an hour.
In other news, a new study released today from the Center for American Progress shows that millennials are not only more likely to be financially independent than older generations, but also more likely than older people to spend money on luxury goods and entertainment.
The study, entitled “Why Millennials Are Spending More Than Old People Are: A Comparative Study of Wealth, Consumption, and Income,” was conducted by the Economic Policy Institute and