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Pew Research Center

Immigrants in America More Likely Self-Employed, Study Finds

A new Pew Research Center study shows that 10 percent of Americans are self-employed, and that self-employed Americans and their employees accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014 or 30 percent of the national workforce.

A closer look at differences by gender, race and ethnicity, and immigrant status reveal interesting trends in entrepreneurship from the newly released U.S. Census Bureau data.

According to the study, men were nearly twice as likely as women to be self-employed in 2014, at 12 percent compared to 7 percent. Of all the ethnic groups, Caucasian Americans were...

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