From this group, the subset of people with second jobs (other work) was selected in order to determine the proportions of these private workers who declared self-employment as their other work (SEOTR).
Among non-movers, non-metro areas showed the highest rates, consistent with pattern of primary job (unincorporated) self-employment rates.
It is also interesting to note that although non-movers had significantly higher proportions of people whose other work involved self-employment, movers were about twice as likely to have secondary work of any type.
Non-metro residents regardless of migration status had the highest rates for unincorporated self-employment with the exception of non-metro women movers whose 3.
However, even in principal cities, non-movers had higher rates of self-employment, which could suggest that people who are natives to a given location are more willing to open businesses there.
Considering past research relating rural small business owners' desire to live in their home locations, and the high rates of self-employment among non-movers in non-metro areas, this study supports the notion that rural residents in particular may prefer to create their own jobs than to move away.
The higher rates of incorporated self-employment in balance metro areas may be associated with larger businesses in more populated or wealthier areas.
Self-employment in metropolitan and non-metropolitan Pennsylvania Counties.