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Winter 2009-10 Vol. 53, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations with the most self-employed workers, projected 2018
(Thousands of workers)
Occupation In thousands

Farmers and ranchers

906

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

541

Carpenters

458

Child care workers

443

Construction managers

375

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

305

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

290

Construction laborers

280

Real estate sales agents

258

First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers

242

Painters, construction and maintenance

210

Lawyers

208

Management analysts

202

Retail salespersons

169

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

156

Food service managers

149

Property, real estate, and community association managers

147

Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

146

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

142

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

139

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