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Americans are Starting New Businesses at the Fastest Rate in More Than a Decade

"Americans are starting new businesses at the fastest rate in more than a decade, according to government data, seizing on pent-up demand and new opportunities after the pandemic shut down and reshaped the economy. 


Applications for the employer identification numbers that entrepreneurs need to start a business have passed 3.2 million so far this year, compared with 2.7 million at the same point in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That group includes gig-economy workers and other independent contractors who may have struck out on their own after being laid off. 


Even excluding those applicants, new filings among a subset of business owners who tend to employ other workers reached 1.1 million through mid-September, a 12% increase over the same period last year and the most since 2007, the data show." 


(Is It Insane to Start a Business During Coronavirus? Millions of Americans Don’t Think So dated September 26, 2020 by Gwynn Guilford and Charity L. Scott via The Wall Street Journal)


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