October 22, 2010

Demographics of the self-employed

Self-employment rates, by selected characteristics, 2009 annual averages
Characteristic Incorporated



16 to 19 years

0.1 1.6

20 to 24 years

0.4 2.1

25 to 34 years

1.9 4.6

35 to 44 years

4.1 6.8

45 to 54 years

5.3 8.2

55 to 64 years

6.2 10.0

65 years and older

7.7 18.1




5.4 8.3


2.3 5.6

Educational Attainment


Less than a high school diploma

2.0 9.9

High school graduate, no college

3.5 8.3

Some college, no degree

4.5 8.1

Associate's degree

3.7 6.6

Bachelor's degree

5.5 6.8

Advanced degree

6.6 7.3

These data featured in the TED article, Demographics of the self-employed.




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