EU-28: self-employed persons 2008-2017

This statistic shows the number of self-employed persons working in the European Union (28 countries) from 2008 to 2017. During this time period, the number of self-employed persons fell from approximately 31.1 million to 30.5 million.

Number of self-employed persons in the European Union (28 countries) from 2008 to 2017

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Europe, EU

Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Age group

15-64 years

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Self-employed persons are the ones who work in their own business, farm or professional practice. A self-employed person is considered to be working if she/he meets one of the following criteria: works for the purpose of earning profit, spends time on the operation of a business or is in the process of setting up his/her business."

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