Non-employer Statistics is an annual series that provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax. The data consist of the number of businesses and total receipts by industry. Most non-employers are self-employed individuals operating unincorporated businesses (known as sole proprietorships), which may or may not be the owner’s principal source of income.
NES data informs Lightcast’s self-employed (Class 3) and Extended Proprietor (Class 4) data.
Source: Census Bureau