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[self-em-ploi-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
the act or fact of being self-employed.
Origin of self-employment
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • self-employment is a stopgap alternative to a job, especially in recessions, but it is lower paid and less secure.
  • It's important to remember that a third of what you earn under self-employment goes directly to taxes.
  • Despite having to bear the costs of the self-employment tax and benefits, not all workers mind being independent.
  • Three of the reforms that carry his name are fairly innocuous attempts to help the jobless find work or set up in self-employment.
  • Officials point also to a shift toward self-employment.
  • self-employment and part-time work are increasingly common.
  • For small business owners, a self-employment retirement plan can cover the business owner as well as his or her employees.
  • self-employment rates have clearly bounced around during this recession, without showing a clear pattern.
  • self-employment is a major positive correlate of wealth.
  • But years of working for someone else can make the prospect of self-employment daunting.

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