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[Excerpt] Although it is possible to identify the incorporated self-employed separately, they are counted as wage and salary workers in the official statistics because, legally, they are employees of their own business. This Spotlight on Statistics examines recent trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.


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Hipple, S. F., & Hammond, L. A. (2016). BLS spotlight on statistics: Self-employment in the United States. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.