Statistics/Info

Employment

The unemployment rate for the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area for December, 2012 is 6.4 percent, compared to the national rate of 7.6 percent.

Self-Employment

77.6 percent of all small businesses in the United States consist of the self-employed.

Entrepreneurship

The growth in the number (up 54%), employment (up 9%) and revenues (up 58%) of women-owned firms over the past 15 years exceeds the growth rates of all but the largest publicly traded firms. As of 2012, it is estimated that there are more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in revenues and employing nearly 7.7 million people, according to the second annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN.
 

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