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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1998:
General merchandise stores
United States
By detailed employment size By year By state
 
U.S. - General merchandise stores by Employment Size of Enterprise
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 10,637 36,757 2,479,161 33,658,351
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 1,499 1,500 0 28,902
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 5,221 5,232 11,221 127,631
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 2,000 2,017 12,933 143,356
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 1,042 1,128 13,537 172,844
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 620 1,019 20,901 296,062
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 133 634 18,955 269,645
Firms with 500 employees or more 122 25,227 2,401,614 32,619,911
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

U.S. - General merchandise stores - by Year
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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Year Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to 2008 detail 2008 8,519 7.2% 2.1% 0.9% 2,977,387 99.1% 98.6% 98.1%
link to 2007 detail 2007 10,460 6.8% 1.8% 0.8% 2,897,472 98.8% 98.2% 97.6%
link to 2006 detail 2006 10,645 7.1% 1.9% 0.8% 2,802,451 98.7% 98.0% 97.4%
link to 2005 detail 2005 10,972 7.0% 1.8% 0.8% 2,670,710 98.6% 97.8% 97.2%
link to 2004 detail 2004 10,805 7.2% 1.9% 0.8% 2,656,591 98.5% 97.8% 97.1%
link to 2003 detail 2003 10,127 7.9% 2.1% 0.9% 2,525,180 98.6% 97.8% 97.1%
link to 2002 detail 2002 9,681 8.6% 2.4% 1.0% 2,546,094 98.6% 97.8% 97.0%
link to 2001 detail 2001 10,426 8.4% 2.2% 1.0% 2,525,974 98.5% 97.6% 96.8%
link to 2000 detail 2000 10,698 8.5% 2.2% 1.0% 2,526,107 98.5% 97.6% 96.8%
link to 1999 detail 1999 10,691 8.3% 2.2% 1.0% 2,444,538 98.4% 97.5% 96.7%
link to 1998 detail 1998 10,637 8.2% 2.4% 1.1% 2,479,161 98.5% 97.6% 96.9%

 

 

General merchandise stores by State
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
State Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
United States 10,637 8.2% 2.4% 1.1% 2,479,161 98.5% 97.6% 96.9%
Alabama 193 17.6% 12.4% 12.4% 48,018 98.7% 98.2% 98.2%
Alaska 107 20.6% 7.5% 6.5% 7,243 D D 86.7%
Arizona 171 18.7% 12.3% 11.1% 37,209 98.6% D 97.3%
Arkansas 170 14.1% 11.2% 11.2% 29,799 98.3% 97.9% 97.9%
California 867 9.8% 4.5% 3.5% 213,541 98.7% 98.1% 97.7%
Colorado 131 24.4% 18.3% 18.3% 37,831 99.1% 98.3% 98.3%
Connecticut 135 20.0% 16.3% 14.1% 24,634 D D 97.3%
Delaware 60 46.7% 45.0% 43.3% 8,155 D D 98.2%
District of Columbia 27 25.9% 22.2% 22.2% (1000-2499) D D D
Florida 521 9.8% 7.3% 6.7% 142,525 99.0% D 98.5%
Georgia 282 17.0% 11.7% 11.3% 71,945 98.9% D 98.1%
Hawaii 70 30.0% 21.4% 18.6% 10,481 97.7% D 93.1%
Idaho 76 34.2% 21.1% 18.4% 10,950 D D 91.2%
Illinois 485 15.9% 9.7% 7.8% 122,066 98.8% 98.2% 96.7%
Indiana 177 29.4% 19.8% 17.5% 73,034 99.3% 98.6% 98.0%
Iowa 148 30.4% 20.3% 14.9% 29,989 D D 94.6%
Kansas 112 28.6% 23.2% 22.3% 29,298 98.9% D 97.9%
Kentucky 191 22.5% 17.3% 17.3% 43,400 98.9% 98.1% 98.1%
Louisiana 155 23.2% 16.8% 15.5% 43,346 98.9% D 97.8%
Maine 233 10.3% 6.9% 6.4% 10,746 91.5% D 87.1%
Maryland 181 23.2% 16.6% 16.0% 43,180 98.9% D 98.1%
Massachusetts 319 12.5% 9.1% 7.2% 42,988 97.7% 96.6% 94.7%
Michigan 446 11.2% 7.2% 5.8% 118,577 98.7% 98.2% 97.6%
Minnesota 216 21.8% 14.4% 11.1% 51,128 98.4% 97.6% 96.3%
Mississippi 236 13.1% 9.7% 8.9% 32,226 97.2% D D
Missouri 279 17.9% 12.2% 11.1% 64,474 98.7% D 97.1%
Montana 87 21.8% 17.2% 16.1% 7,964 D D D
Nebraska 107 23.4% 18.7% 17.8% 17,789 D D 96.8%
Nevada 57 40.4% 36.8% 35.1% 15,341 D D 98.6%
New Hampshire 129 18.6% 12.4% 12.4% 15,022 D D D
New Jersey 445 14.4% 9.4% 6.5% 55,324 97.5% 96.2% 94.5%
New Mexico 113 27.4% 22.1% 19.5% 15,517 97.7% D 96.1%
New York 1,130 10.3% 4.7% 3.3% 115,643 96.8% 95.1% 93.1%
North Carolina 373 14.5% 8.8% 6.7% 75,147 98.3% 97.6% 96.4%
North Dakota 40 40.0% 37.5% 30.0% 7,263 D D 92.6%
Ohio 299 19.7% 12.7% 11.7% 123,544 D D 98.0%
Oklahoma 158 21.5% 17.1% 15.2% 35,174 98.7% D 96.7%
Oregon 141 24.8% 19.1% 14.9% 34,667 98.6% 97.4% 96.8%
Pennsylvania 470 13.8% 9.6% 7.0% 103,263 98.4% 97.7% 96.8%
Rhode Island 53 39.6% 30.2% 28.3% 6,767 D D 95.0%
South Carolina 172 20.3% 15.7% 14.5% 36,695 98.7% D 97.8%
South Dakota 60 28.3% 28.3% 25.0% 7,528 D D D
Tennessee 219 17.4% 12.3% 12.3% 61,327 98.8% 98.3% 98.3%
Texas 676 10.9% 5.9% 5.2% 182,825 98.8% D 97.6%
Utah 77 31.2% 20.8% 18.2% 22,095 D D 97.0%
Vermont 97 19.6% 11.3% 10.3% 3,240 D D 80.7%
Virginia 265 15.5% 13.2% 12.8% 64,779 98.8% D 98.3%
Washington 227 21.6% 9.3% 7.9% 46,964 D D D
West Virginia 122 23.0% 20.5% 19.7% 18,880 98.0% D 96.8%
Wisconsin 208 29.3% 14.4% 9.6% 53,654 98.5% 96.3% 94.0%
Wyoming 47 34.0% 29.8% 25.5% (2500-4999) D D D
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?