Microenterprise Jobs by the Numbers

August 1, 2015  •

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Our national survey of business owners served by microenterprise programs gives us a broad numeric picture of microenterprise jobs. In-depth interviews with 104 microenterprise workers help us get a more detailed picture of what those jobs are like. Is a median wage of $12.50 an hour enough? Does having a stable or flexible schedule provide sufficient balance to the lack of benefits? What do workers think about their opportunities for growth, their working environment, and other elements that make a job good? Are investments into microenterprise programs to support these jobs a good investment of philanthropic and public money? Take a look at the numbers…