Corrected Self-Employment Estimates for 2016–26
BLS staff identified an error in calculating the projected self-employment in occupations. The error resulted in projections that were closer to the average growth rate of all occupations than the rate that would have resulted from using our described methods.
The incorrect projections were limited to how self-employed jobs were distributed between occupations, and to total employment for those same occupations. Because only the distribution was incorrect, broad measures, such as the total number of jobs added within self-employment or for the whole economy, were not affected.
BLS corrected the data and all related publications January 30, 2018.
A spreadsheet provides detail on what BLS republished, including:
Last modified: January 30, 2018