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Why has the number of self-employed increased?

The increase in total employment in the UK has been driven by the rise in self-employment

This infographic is a summary of the self-employed workers in the UK, 2014 report, published on the 20th August 2014.

The report gives more detail on:

  • The inflows and outflows from self-employment
  • The income of the self-employed
  • The types of jobs the self-employed do
  • Comparisons of self-employment across Europe
  • Comparisons of self-employment across local areas of the UK
  • The increase in self-employment among women since the economic downturn

You can find all the data tables (194 Kb Excel sheet) used in the self-employment release and further information about the most recent labour market data.

Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Employment, Employment Type, Hours of Work, Usual Hours, Weekly Hours
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