Fewer people choose to be self-employed
|September 7, 2011||Posted by admin under DIRECT - Target/Resume|
Fewer people choose to be self-employed By Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY
The ranks of self-employed Americans are shrinking.
In August, 14.5 million people were self-employed, down 2.1 million from the most recent peak in December 2006, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
The number of “incorporated” self-employed workers — those who incorporate to gain legal protection and other benefits — began its decline in 2008. Last month, 5.1 million people were in this category, down 726,000 from August 2008.