Self-employment in Arkansas: The numbers are rising
We’ve been hearing for a long time how more and more Americans are joining the self-employed ranks. ArkansasBusiness.com compiled some interesting self-employment statistics, using sources such as Forbes, Pew Research Center and Statista.
A large number of people enjoying self-employment in Arkansas work in construction, which would include everything from new homes to shopping centers. The construction industry overall in America is made up of 68% self-employed individuals.
The agriculture, forestry and fishing industries have the highest percentage of self-employed – 81%.
Economic analysts have been predicting a gradual but large move toward self-employment in America. Being self-employed offers many advantages to people who are motivated and have in-demand skill sets. In the Professional and Business Services category, 53% of Americans work for themselves.
Regarding self-employment in Arkansas, stats from Sba.gov numbers show that 6.3% of women and 11.7% of men are self-employed within all industries.
You can read the ArkansasBusiness.com article “Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction.”
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