A Decline in Self-Employment

December 10, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — The share of Americans working for themselves has fallen since the recovery began, according to the Labor Department.  The following chart, from Steven F. Hipple, an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the quarterly rates of self-employment over the last decade. The figure for the last quarter of 2010 is estimated from rates recorded in October and November.

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