Percentage of Nonemployers by Industry

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, San Francisco, Alameda County, California, and the United States | 2014

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, Nonemployer Statistics

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data for firms without employees are from the U.S. Census Bureau, which uses the term ‘nonemployers’. The Census defines nonemployers as a business that has no paid employees, has annual business receipts of $1,000 or more ($1 or more in the construction industries), and is subject to federal income taxes. Most nonemployers are self-employed individuals operating very small unincorporated businesses, which may or may not be the owner’s principal source of income. Silicon Valley data include Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

*Other includes Accommodation & Food Services; Mining, Quarrying and Oil & Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; and Utilities

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