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Self-employment on the rise in US

The US labour department says the job market is improving: more than 20,000 people, previously out of work, have been employed last month.

The department reported that job-creation figures in December and January were even stronger than first estimated.

Welcoming the news, President Barack Obama, who is up for re-election this November, said on Friday that the figures showed the economy "getting stronger".

On the surface, the new figures suggest the US economy is starting to bounce back. However, a wider measure of unemployment shows 16.7 per cent of working-age Americans - 23.5 million people - are either unemployed, only working part-time jobs or have given up looking for work.

With jobs so hard to come by, many Americans are having to work for themselves.


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