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Nonemployer Statistics: Are Nonemployers the same as self-employed individuals?

No. While the majority of Nonemployer business owners are self-employed, a self-employed business owner may be an employer. Nonemployer Statistics provide data according to three Legal Forms of Organization (LFO) in the U.S. The series includes LFO data for businesses without paid employees by sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. The LFO for Nonemployer Statistics data is published for the U.S. and state levels.   


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