Three-in-Ten U.S. Jobs Are Held by the Self-Employed and the Workers They Hire

Three-in-Ten U.S. Jobs Are Held by the Self-Employed and the Workers They Hire. Pew Research Center. October 22, 2015.

Self-employed Americans and the workers they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, or 30% of the national workforce, according to the analysis of data the U.S. Census Bureau recently made publicly available for the first time. The self-employed, 14.6 million in all, represented 10% of the nation’s 146 million workers, and they in turn provided jobs for 29.4 million other workers. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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