Nonfarm employment consists of nonfarm wage and salary employment and nonfarm self-employment. The BEA local area estimates of nonfarm self-employment consist of the number of sole proprietorships and the number of individual business partners not assumed to be limited partners. The nonfarm self-employment estimates resemble the wage and salary employment estimates in that both series measure jobs-as opposed to workers-on a full-time and part-time basis. However, because of limitations in source data, two important measurement differences exist between the two sets of estimates. First, the self-employment estimates are largely on a place-of-residence basis rather than on the preferred place-of-work basis. Second, the self-employment estimates reflect the total number of sole proprietorships or partnerships active at any time during the year-as opposed to the annual average measure used for wage and salary employment.
Related Data Tables
For estimates relating to Nonfarm employment please see the following tables
- In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA25 SA25N
- In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA25 CA25N