Millennial Employment Preference Worldwide

Proof Point

Deloitte survey found that majority of Millennials still prefer to work full-time, with inclination to freelance jobs higher in emerging markets

Millennial Employment Preference Worldwide

2017 (percentage)

Note: Data from Deloitte’s 2017 Millennial Survey of 8,000 millennials (born after 1982) across 30 countries

Proof Point Findings

  • Freelance Jobs – Projects appointed to self-employed individuals on contractual or temporary basis
  • Millennial Stability Preference – 65% of millennials surveyed by Deloitte prefer to have permanent full-time job, rather than work as project-based freelancer or consultant
  • Freelance Preference – More Millennials in emerging markets are inclined to work in freelance capacity, compared to those from developed markets
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include growing millennial population in workforce, proliferation of alternative employment platforms (e.g. Upwork, Uber, Task Rabbit), increasing company reliance on external staff, and rising demand for flexible working conditions


Market Disruption




Date Last Updated

January 2, 2018

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