Self-employment in NYC booming: Freelance ranks grow 31% since 2000

From am New York — Dan Rivoli writes:  “Self-employment in the city boomed by more than 31% over the past decade, while the number Bronxites working for themselves nearly doubled — the biggest increase among the five boroughs, according to data from the Center for an Urban Future.

Citywide, from 2000 to 2012 — a period that saw a booming economy collapse and then recover modestly — 247,025 New Yorkers were self-employed, up from the 188,054 in 2000.

Bronxites making their own money grew 87% to 31,035 workers, from 16,572 in 2000…”

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