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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1999:
General merchandise stores
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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 10,691 38,134 2,444,538 36,559,197
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 1,326 1,364 0 26,256
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 5,409 5,420 11,735 143,020
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 2,045 2,062 13,286 159,555
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 1,021 1,113 13,403 175,302
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 654 1,012 22,610 331,745
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 128 580 18,684 278,890
Firms with 500 employees or more 108 26,583 2,364,820 35,444,429
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 10,691 8.3% 2.2% 1.0% 2,444,538 98.4% 97.5% 96.7%
Alabama 200 19.0% 14.5% 13.0% 45,617 98.6% D 97.9%
Alaska 103 21.4% 7.8% 5.8% 6,941 D D 87.1%
Arizona 190 18.4% 12.1% 11.1% 38,412 98.6% D 97.3%
Arkansas 160 15.6% 13.1% 12.5% 30,439 98.4% D 97.7%
California 899 10.8% 4.7% 3.6% 202,900 98.7% 97.8% 97.5%
Colorado 135 25.9% 19.3% 19.3% 38,303 99.0% 98.1% 98.1%
Connecticut 144 18.8% 16.0% 15.3% 23,649 98.2% D 97.4%
Delaware 59 49.2% 45.8% 44.1% 8,173 98.5% D 97.0%
District of Columbia 26 30.8% 23.1% 23.1% (1000-2499) D D D
Florida 560 10.0% 6.6% 6.3% 139,662 98.9% D 98.2%
Georgia 268 17.9% 11.9% 11.9% 73,522 98.9% 98.4% 98.4%
Hawaii 69 33.3% 21.7% 18.8% 10,587 97.9% D 93.0%
Idaho 74 39.2% 28.4% 25.7% 10,936 98.1% D 90.8%
Illinois 493 15.8% 9.7% 7.5% 112,531 98.7% 97.9% 95.9%
Indiana 174 27.6% 20.1% 18.4% 72,902 99.3% 98.7% 98.1%
Iowa 156 24.4% 17.3% 13.5% 29,936 98.0% 97.0% 94.5%
Kansas 102 29.4% 24.5% 23.5% 28,459 98.7% D 97.8%
Kentucky 201 20.9% 15.9% 15.9% 43,330 98.8% 98.0% 98.0%
Louisiana 154 22.1% 15.6% 14.3% 43,906 98.8% D 97.5%
Maine 231 11.7% 7.8% 6.9% 10,732 D D 86.5%
Maryland 194 21.6% 16.5% 15.5% 43,586 98.8% D 98.0%
Massachusetts 309 13.6% 9.7% 8.1% 43,103 97.6% 96.6% 95.0%
Michigan 457 10.9% 7.0% 6.3% 115,690 98.6% 97.9% 97.6%
Minnesota 219 21.9% 13.7% 11.4% 49,106 98.3% 97.4% 96.3%
Mississippi 221 14.5% 10.9% 10.0% 30,874 97.4% D 95.8%
Missouri 260 20.0% 13.5% 12.3% 62,924 98.8% D 97.2%
Montana 87 23.0% 17.2% 16.1% (5000-9999) D D D
Nebraska 100 25.0% 23.0% 22.0% 18,075 97.8% D 97.3%
Nevada 63 38.1% 34.9% 33.3% 15,251 98.7% D 98.1%
New Hampshire 134 19.4% 13.4% 13.4% 15,571 96.7% 94.9% 94.9%
New Jersey 457 14.2% 8.3% 6.3% 55,219 97.2% 95.8% 94.3%
New Mexico 104 28.8% 23.1% 20.2% 17,505 98.0% D 96.5%
New York 1,151 9.7% 4.4% 3.1% 112,608 96.6% 94.8% 92.3%
North Carolina 358 13.7% 8.1% 7.3% 72,690 98.1% 97.4% 97.0%
North Dakota 42 40.5% 33.3% 28.6% 7,145 D D 93.3%
Ohio 312 19.9% 12.2% 11.5% 116,859 99.1% D 98.1%
Oklahoma 141 20.6% 17.0% 15.6% 35,916 98.6% D 97.1%
Oregon 145 24.8% 21.4% 16.6% 34,685 98.5% 97.7% 96.8%
Pennsylvania 494 14.4% 8.9% 6.7% 102,152 98.4% 97.5% 96.4%
Rhode Island 59 44.1% 33.9% 32.2% 6,624 98.3% D 95.0%
South Carolina 168 19.6% 15.5% 14.3% 37,114 98.6% D 97.7%
South Dakota 58 29.3% 27.6% 25.9% 7,187 D D 96.1%
Tennessee 213 18.3% 13.1% 12.2% 59,657 98.9% D 97.3%
Texas 685 10.9% 6.1% 5.1% 190,257 98.8% 98.2% 97.7%
Utah 79 35.4% 22.8% 19.0% 19,895 98.7% D 96.5%
Vermont 97 22.7% 14.4% 12.4% (2500-4999) D D D
Virginia 261 17.2% 14.6% 14.2% 66,503 98.8% D 98.1%
Washington 228 22.8% 10.1% 9.2% 47,085 98.4% D 95.4%
West Virginia 112 25.0% 21.4% 21.4% 19,282 98.2% 97.5% 97.5%
Wisconsin 210 31.0% 13.8% 10.0% 54,391 98.6% 96.1% 94.0%
Wyoming 43 39.5% 34.9% 30.2% 4,543 D D 94.0%
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?