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Retired people swell self-employed ranks

People working beyond the retirement age are boosting the ranks of the self-employed to its highest rate in 40 years, a labour market expert has said.

In Wales self-employment has risen since the economic downturn from 13.2% in 2008 to 14.1% in 2013.

Jamie Jenkins of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people working for themselves past the age of 65 had doubled in five years.

BBC Wales economic correspondent Sarah Dickins reports.

  • 05 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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