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Is Youth Entrepreneurship Increasing?

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Self-employment among younger age groups has been dropping. From 2002 to 2012, self-employment among individuals age 25 and under decreased 23 percent (compared to  1 percent increase in the overall population). In contrast, self-employment among those age 65 and over increased 66 percent over this period as their population grew. Self-employment rates increased with age for example, they were 2 percent for those 25 and under and 22 percent for those 65 and over in 2012.