D.C. leads the nation in jobs such as ride-sharing.

by Sean Riley


WashPost

A recent Census Bureau report on job growth for self-employed businesses shows Washington is at the top, at least in part because of drivers with ride-sharing companies such as Uber.

And you have to wonder if that’s at least in part because of Metro’s steady decline in recent years.

D.C. led all states or their equivalent in the rate of growth of businesses without paid employees in the transportation and warehousing sector, rising nearly 39 percent from 2013 to 2014, the Census report says. By comparison, the overall number of businesses without paid employees rose by 831,317 to 23.8 million from 2013 to 2014, an increase of about 3.6 percent, Census says. [MORE]