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

About This Report

This report focuses on job creation by the nation’s self-employed workers. Using data the U.S. Census Bureau recently made publicly available for the first time, the report provides estimates of the number of workers on the payrolls of the self-employed in 2014 and how job creation varies with these business owners’ demographic characteristics.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at

Rakesh Kochhar, Associate Director, Research Kim Parker, Director of Social Trends Research Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Anna Brown, Research Assistant Michael Keegan, Information Graphics Designer David Kent, Copy Editor Michael Suh, Associate Digital Producer

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