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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017

2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

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ASE 2015 Workforce Makeup by Employee Types Profile

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Attribute to: Aaron Finkle, Survey Statistician

"According to the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, most respondent businesses have full-time paid employees. Approximately 2/3 of firms reported that full-time employees made up at least 75 percent of their workforce."

ASE 2015 Young Firm Hiring Profile

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Attribute to: Aaron Finkle, Survey Statistician

"Young firms hire more contractors. Respondent firms with less than 2 years in business are more likely to employ contractors as the majority of their workforce. The oldest firm age category, which is 16 or more years on business, reported contractors as a smaller portion of the workforce."

ASE 2015 Tasks Performed by Most Employees’ Profile

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Attribute to: Aaron Finkle, Survey Statistician

"According to the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, respondent firms reported that all employee types participated in operations tasks. Operations tasks are activities related to producing that business' goods and/or services. Employee types include full-time, part-time, paid day laborers, temporary staffing, leased employees and contractors."

   

ASE 2015 Minority-Owned Employer Firm Profile

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Attribute to: Aaron Finkle, Survey Statistician

"Minority-owned employer firms are on the rise. In 2015, minority-owned firms in the U.S. increased by about 4.9 percent between 2014 and 2015."

ASE 2015 Women-Owned Employer Firm Profile

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Attribute to: Aaron Finkle, Survey Statistician

"The number of women-owned businesses is growing. In 2015, ownership of firms by women increased approximately 3 percent between 2014 and 2015."

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