[self-em-ploi-muh nt, self-]
- the act or fact of being self-employed.
Origin of self-employment
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for self-employment
It also forced existing Chinese Americans out of the labor force, and into self-employment.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken
April 19, 2014
With the slowing down of economies everywhere, the poor will lose their jobs and income from self-employment.How Capitalism Failed
January 23, 2009
The lure of "greenbackism" was that it offered an opportunity for self-employment.
Almost seven million veterans have been aided by unemployment and self-employment allowances.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
Consumers' cooperation was to be but a stepping stone to producers' self-employment.
The government should thus open an escape to the worker from the wage system into self-employment by way of free land.
The Homestead law opened up the road to self-employment by way of free land and agriculture.