In 2008, the creation of the auto-entrepreneur regime greatly contributed to the increase in the number of freelancers in France. Much simpler in its administrative management, it is popular with young people and multi-active people. In 2018, the doubling of the ceilings (from € 33,200 per year to € 70,000) prompted many freelancers to keep this scheme.
68% of freelancers are self-employed. The scheme is particularly popular among young freelancers and those who have recently started freelancing.