This report focuses on job creation by the nation’s self-employed workers. Using data the U.S. Census Bureau recently made publicly available for the first time, the report provides estimates of the number of workers on the payrolls of the self-employed in 2014 and how job creation varies with these business owners’ demographic characteristics.

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Rakesh Kochhar, Associate Director, Research
Kim Parker, Director of Social Trends Research
Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research
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