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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 33. Unincorporated self-employed persons in nonagricultural industries by sex, 1976–2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Year Total Women Men Self-employed women as percent
of total self-employed
Total employed Self-employed Self-employed as a percent
of total
Total employed Self-employed Self-employed as a percent
of total
Total employed Self-employed Self-employed as a percent
of total

1976

85,421 5,782 6.8 35,027 1,549 4.4 50,394 4,233 8.4 26.8

1977

88,734 6,115 6.9 36,677 1,692 4.6 52,057 4,423 8.5 27.7

1978

92,661 6,428 6.9 38,900 1,814 4.7 53,761 4,614 8.6 28.2

1979

95,477 6,792 7.1 40,556 1,982 4.9 54,921 4,810 8.8 29.2

1980

95,938 7,001 7.3 41,461 2,097 5.1 54,477 4,904 9.0 30.0

1981

97,030 7,097 7.3 42,333 2,192 5.2 54,697 4,905 9.0 30.9

1982

96,125 7,263 7.6 42,591 2,309 5.4 53,534 4,954 9.3 31.8

1983

97,450 7,575 7.8 43,367 2,439 5.6 54,083 5,136 9.5 32.2

1984

101,685 7,785 7.7 45,262 2,566 5.7 56,423 5,219 9.2 33.0

1985

103,971 7,810 7.5 46,615 2,603 5.6 57,356 5,207 9.1 33.3

1986

106,435 7,881 7.4 48,054 2,610 5.4 58,381 5,271 9.0 33.1

1987

109,232 8,201 7.5 49,668 2,778 5.6 59,564 5,423 9.1 33.9

1988

111,800 8,519 7.6 51,020 2,955 5.8 60,780 5,564 9.2 34.7

1989

114,143 8,605 7.5 52,341 3,043 5.8 61,802 5,562 9.0 35.4

1990

115,570 8,719 7.5 53,011 3,122 5.9 62,559 5,597 8.9 35.8

1991

114,449 8,850 7.7 52,815 3,150 6.0 61,634 5,700 9.2 35.6

1992

115,246 8,576 7.4 53,380 2,963 5.6 61,866 5,613 9.1 34.5

1993

117,144 8,959 7.6 54,273 3,065 5.6 62,871 5,894 9.4 34.2

1994

119,651 9,003 7.5 55,755 3,443 6.2 63,896 5,560 8.7 38.2

1995

121,460 8,901 7.3 56,642 3,440 6.1 64,818 5,461 8.4 38.6

1996

123,264 8,971 7.3 57,630 3,506 6.1 65,634 5,465 8.3 39.1

1997

126,159 9,056 7.2 59,026 3,550 6.0 67,133 5,506 8.2 39.2

1998

128,085 8,962 7.0 59,945 3,482 5.8 68,140 5,480 8.0 38.9

1999

130,207 8,790 6.8 61,193 3,424 5.6 69,014 5,366 7.8 39.0

2000

134,427 9,205 6.8 62,983 3,631 5.8 71,444 5,573 7.8 39.4

2001

134,635 9,121 6.8 63,147 3,594 5.7 71,488 5,527 7.7 39.4

2002

134,174 8,923 6.7 62,995 3,499 5.6 71,179 5,425 7.6 39.2

2003

135,461 9,344 6.9 63,824 3,609 5.7 71,636 5,736 8.0 38.6

2004

137,020 9,467 6.9 64,182 3,607 5.6 72,838 5,860 8.0 38.1

2005

139,532 9,509 6.8 65,213 3,565 5.5 74,319 5,944 8.0 37.5

2006

142,221 9,685 6.8 66,382 3,681 5.5 75,838 6,004 7.9 38.0

2007

143,952 9,557 6.6 67,302 3,637 5.4 76,650 5,920 7.7 38.1

2008

143,194 9,219 6.4 67,358 3,483 5.2 75,836 5,736 7.6 37.8

2009

137,775 8,995 6.5 65,712 3,468 5.3 72,062 5,527 7.7 38.6

NOTE: Beginning in 2000, data reflect the introduction of the 2002 Census industry classification system derived from the 2002 North American Industry Classification System into the Current Population Survey (CPS).

 

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011