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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2008:
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U.S. - Information - 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 72,749 141,554 3,434,234 233,640,758
Firms with 1 to 4 employees (or with no employees as of Mar 12) 42,468 42,563 63,855 4,337,418
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 10,886 10,999 71,871 3,217,077
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 7,938 8,294 107,155 5,180,078
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 8,305 10,813 323,402 18,640,330
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 2,053 6,393 350,241 21,750,284
Firms with 500 employees or more 1,099 62,492 2,517,710 180,515,571
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 210 1,262 88,012 5,801,401
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 116 1,067 58,894 4,048,301
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 149 1,735 107,984 7,675,283
Firms with 1,500 to 1,999 employees 87 1,033 67,768 4,781,996
Firms with 2,000 to 2,499 employees 60 752 59,456 3,902,022
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 155 3,260 205,152 16,297,459
Firms with 5,000 employees or more 322 53,383 1,930,444 138,009,109
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 105 4,865 230,644 15,851,719
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 217 48,518 1,699,800 122,157,390

 
 
U.S. - Information - by Year
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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 72,749 15.7% 4.3% 1.5% 3,434,234 92.9% 83.5% 73.3%
link to 2007 detail 2007 75,686 14.4% 3.9% 1.4% 3,399,313 92.7% 83.7% 74.2%
link to 2006 detail 2006 74,952 14.9% 4.0% 1.4% 3,396,246 92.6% 83.2% 73.7%
link to 2005 detail 2005 75,261 15.0% 4.0% 1.5% 3,402,599 92.7% 83.3% 73.8%
link to 2004 detail 2004 75,271 15.3% 4.1% 1.5% 3,472,427 92.8% 83.3% 73.8%
link to 2003 detail 2003 75,786 15.6% 4.2% 1.6% 3,599,902 93.0% 83.7% 74.4%
link to 2002 detail 2002 77,605 14.6% 3.9% 1.4% 3,536,120 92.6% 83.6% 74.4%
link to 2001 detail 2001 77,459 15.9% 4.2% 1.5% 3,754,698 92.8% 83.3% 73.5%
link to 2000 detail 2000 79,565 15.4% 4.0% 1.4% 3,545,731 92.3% 82.1% 71.9%
link to 1999 detail 1999 77,052 14.8% 3.8% 1.3% 3,234,530 91.8% 81.7% 71.8%
link to 1998 detail 1998 75,299 14.9% 3.8% 1.3% 3,142,024 91.6% 81.4% 71.3%

 
 
Information - by State
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State Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to industry detail United States 72,749 15.7% 4.3% 1.5% 3,434,234 92.9% 83.5% 73.3%
link to industry detail Alabama 817 31.2% 20.1% 13.0% 38,415 92.7% 84.6% 72.0%
link to industry detail Alaska 205 29.8% 18.0% 10.2% 6,744 90.1% 81.8% 63.2%
link to industry detail Arizona 1,345 28.3% 17.3% 12.3% 54,466 93.2% 84.5% 73.4%
link to industry detail Arkansas 541 30.1% 17.4% 13.3% 25,271 92.9% 83.6% 77.2%
link to industry detail California 14,391 16.3% 6.2% 2.8% 556,837 93.1% 83.1% 72.4%
link to industry detail Colorado 1,988 24.0% 15.6% 10.5% 82,984 93.3% 86.7% 75.7%
link to industry detail Connecticut 1,052 30.3% 17.7% 12.0% 40,245 91.8% 79.8% 67.2%
link to industry detail Delaware 217 30.9% 20.3% 16.1% 7,093 91.4% 80.4% 69.7%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 481 42.6% 28.5% 20.4% 23,164 95.1% 87.0% 74.9%
link to industry detail Florida 4,950 15.2% 8.1% 4.8% 163,099 91.9% 84.5% 76.2%
link to industry detail Georgia 2,230 26.5% 15.3% 10.0% 123,932 94.9% 87.9% 79.8%
link to industry detail Hawaii 350 28.3% 18.3% 14.3% 9,976 90.1% 79.4% 69.9%
link to industry detail Idaho 475 30.5% 16.6% 12.8% 14,446 90.6% 76.3% 68.3%
link to industry detail Illinois 3,139 25.6% 14.6% 9.0% 131,708 93.0% 83.9% 72.2%
link to industry detail Indiana 1,121 30.9% 17.1% 12.0% 45,587 92.2% 81.2% 70.1%
link to industry detail Iowa 917 27.0% 15.2% 10.3% 34,610 89.8% 79.3% 68.0%
link to industry detail Kansas 752 33.2% 20.9% 14.5% 50,125 95.2% 88.9% 81.5%
link to industry detail Kentucky 816 32.2% 19.7% 13.6% 33,861 92.6% 81.9% 73.3%
link to industry detail Louisiana 657 31.5% 18.6% 13.5% 28,476 92.3% 83.0% 75.1%
link to industry detail Maine 499 27.9% 16.2% 10.2% 13,167 88.1% 73.8% 56.3%
link to industry detail Maryland 1,391 29.5% 16.9% 10.5% 61,376 93.7% 83.8% 69.8%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 2,279 30.3% 15.6% 10.0% 104,825 93.0% 80.6% 67.8%
link to industry detail Michigan 1,746 26.1% 14.7% 10.6% 76,673 92.7% 84.2% 76.9%
link to industry detail Minnesota 1,689 27.2% 14.6% 10.1% 72,408 92.7% 81.5% 67.7%
link to industry detail Mississippi 408 32.6% 21.8% 14.7% 15,877 90.8% 81.3% 71.5%
link to industry detail Missouri 1,314 29.1% 16.3% 11.3% 73,839 94.3% 86.3% 77.2%
link to industry detail Montana 408 22.3% 15.2% 9.8% 9,143 85.9% 76.0% 50.7%
link to industry detail Nebraska 582 34.5% 21.0% 15.1% 21,550 91.5% 79.2% 68.8%
link to industry detail Nevada 776 24.1% 15.7% 11.6% 18,257 89.5% 78.4% 68.8%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 498 32.1% 21.3% 14.9% 15,977 89.9% 78.8% 60.4%
link to industry detail New Jersey 2,252 24.4% 12.6% 8.1% 112,608 94.0% 85.5% 76.4%
link to industry detail New Mexico 508 27.4% 18.7% 13.8% 14,049 89.2% 80.0% 69.3%
link to industry detail New York 7,477 19.0% 7.7% 4.3% 289,745 92.3% 81.9% 72.4%
link to industry detail North Carolina 1,790 24.8% 13.9% 9.3% 77,995 93.3% 84.8% 76.3%
link to industry detail North Dakota 231 34.6% 19.0% 13.0% 7,718 88.0% 68.1% 53.8%
link to industry detail Ohio 1,878 29.8% 15.0% 10.3% 96,447 93.7% 83.7% 74.5%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 816 26.1% 15.3% 11.2% 30,025 90.6% 80.3% 70.9%
link to industry detail Oregon 1,304 21.7% 12.7% 8.7% 38,541 89.2% 77.8% 63.8%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 2,628 26.3% 12.8% 8.1% 128,262 92.9% 83.2% 74.4%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 258 30.6% 21.7% 15.9% 7,701 89.1% 79.2% 58.3%
link to industry detail South Carolina 703 32.0% 20.6% 14.5% 35,150 94.7% 87.6% 76.1%
link to industry detail South Dakota 281 33.1% 19.2% 13.9% 7,717 88.6% 68.4% 53.2%
link to industry detail Tennessee 1,432 25.1% 14.2% 9.7% 50,046 90.7% 81.1% 71.6%
link to industry detail Texas 4,475 24.0% 12.1% 7.0% 253,358 94.2% 86.7% 78.3%
link to industry detail Utah 973 28.9% 16.2% 11.7% 34,558 92.5% 79.7% 67.6%
link to industry detail Vermont 376 23.4% 11.7% 8.0% 5,695 77.8% 51.9% 36.8%
link to industry detail Virginia 1,991 29.1% 15.6% 9.5% 103,756 94.1% 85.0% 74.0%
link to industry detail Washington 2,005 26.7% 14.6% 9.0% 117,742 94.6% 87.4% 78.9%
link to industry detail West Virginia 296 34.1% 23.0% 16.2% 10,702 90.3% 80.7% 65.4%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 1,133 32.3% 16.9% 11.4% 54,047 93.1% 81.6% 71.4%
link to industry detail Wyoming 216 36.1% 17.6% 10.2% 4,241 84.2% 51.7% 32.1%

 
 
U.S. - Information - by Subsector
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Industry
detail
NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
  51 Information 72,749 15.7% 4.3% 1.5% 3,434,234 92.9% 83.5% 73.3%
link to industry detail 511 Publishing industries (except Internet) 21,603 20.4% 6.0% 2.1% 1,059,123 92.3% 80.5% 66.8%
link to industry detail 512 Motion picture and sound recording industries 20,620 7.3% 1.7% 0.6% 351,533 85.2% 73.4% 62.9%
link to industry detail 515 Broadcasting (except Internet) 5,036 24.5% 7.0% 2.7% 291,556 92.2% 80.6% 67.3%
link to industry detail 517 Telecommunications 10,797 15.7% 4.8% 1.8% 1,200,479 97.1% 93.2% 88.7%
link to industry detail 518 Data processing, hosting and related services 9,228 24.5% 9.0% 4.4% 391,955 92.4% 78.2% 64.4%
link to industry detail 519 Other information services 5,965 13.9% 4.1% 1.9% 139,588 85.0% 69.1% 54.8%

 
 
U.S. - Information - by Industry
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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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 511 Publishing industries (except Internet) 21,603 20.4% 6.0% 2.1% 1,059,123 92.3% 80.5% 66.8%
link to state detail 5111 Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers 15,939 17.0% 5.0% 1.7% 672,717 90.9% 79.9% 65.8%
link to state detail 51111 Newspaper publishers 5,262 21.2% 6.1% 2.2% 346,373 93.4% 84.6% 73.3%
link to state detail 51112 Periodical publishers 6,014 16.5% 5.5% 2.3% 157,032 85.5% 69.7% 49.8%
link to state detail 51113 Book publishers 2,761 16.9% 6.6% 2.9% 95,192 91.0% 79.3% 63.7%
link to state detail 51114 Directory and mailing list publishers 1,045 18.5% 7.2% 3.3% 52,514 92.3% 84.1% 72.8%
link to state detail 51119 Other publishers 1,034 11.1% 4.1% 1.8% 21,606 85.7% 72.1% 55.3%
link to state detail 511191 Greeting card publishers 91 23.1% 14.3% 3.3% 11,715 D D D
link to state detail 511199 All other publishers 944 10.1% 3.2% 1.7% 9,891 71.5% 44.7% 26.2%
link to state detail 5112 Software publishers 5,695 30.4% 9.1% 3.8% 386,406 94.6% 81.5% 68.3%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 512 Motion picture and sound recording industries 20,620 7.3% 1.7% 0.6% 351,533 85.2% 73.4% 62.9%
link to state detail 5121 Motion picture and video industries 17,023 8.0% 1.9% 0.6% 327,270 86.7% 75.3% 64.8%
link to state detail 51211 Motion picture and video production 11,990 4.5% 1.3% 0.5% 156,190 83.6% 74.6% 66.7%
link to state detail 51212 Motion picture and video distribution 492 10.6% 4.5% 2.4% 8,896 83.3% D D
link to state detail 51213 Motion picture and video exhibition 2,226 26.1% 5.5% 1.8% 134,712 92.4% 80.4% 68.5%
link to state detail 512131 Motion picture theaters (except drive-ins) 2,006 28.5% 6.1% 2.0% 133,554 92.7% 80.7% 69.0%
link to state detail 512132 Drive-in motion picture theaters 249 10.8% 4.8% 2.0% 1,158 57.8% D D
link to state detail 51219 Postproduction and other related industries 2,353 9.7% 2.3% 0.8% 27,472 78.1% 55.3% 38.0%
link to state detail 512191 Teleproduction and other postproduction services 2,092 10.2% 2.3% 0.9% 24,099 78.4% 54.0% 35.3%
link to state detail 512199 Other motion picture and video industries 265 6.8% 3.0% 1.9% 3,373 75.9% D D
link to state detail 5122 Sound recording industries 3,607 4.2% 1.1% 0.5% 24,263 64.0% 47.7% 37.1%
link to state detail 51221 Record production 370 1.9% 0.8% 0.5% 1,103 29.3% D D
link to state detail 51222 Integrated record production/distribution 391 7.2% 2.8% 2.0% 8,072 84.4% D 73.3%
link to state detail 51223 Music publishers 694 5.5% 2.2% 1.2% 5,759 71.2% 50.8% 30.5%
link to state detail 51224 Sound recording studios 1,774 3.0% 0.5% 0.1% 5,945 32.0% D D
link to state detail 51229 Other sound recording industries 389 9.0% 3.3% 1.8% 3,384 70.4% D 28.0%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 515 Broadcasting (except Internet) 5,036 24.5% 7.0% 2.7% 291,556 92.2% 80.6% 67.3%
link to state detail 5151 Radio and television broadcasting 4,620 24.9% 6.9% 2.7% 250,312 91.5% 78.8% 65.1%
link to state detail 51511 Radio broadcasting 3,733 21.9% 5.1% 1.9% 123,524 84.9% 66.9% 52.9%
link to state detail 515111 Radio networks 607 19.3% 8.2% 4.4% 14,284 86.3% 69.7% 50.9%
link to state detail 515112 Radio stations 3,172 23.4% 5.5% 1.9% 109,240 84.7% 66.5% 53.2%
link to state detail 51512 Television broadcasting 938 41.3% 18.1% 8.2% 126,788 98.0% 90.5% 76.9%
link to state detail 5152 Cable and other subscription programming 437 23.6% 12.6% 6.6% 41,244 96.1% 91.6% 80.7%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 517 Telecommunications 10,797 15.7% 4.8% 1.8% 1,200,479 97.1% 93.2% 88.7%
link to state detail 5171 Wired telecommunications carriers 3,584 27.3% 9.3% 3.6% 844,008 98.5% 95.5% 91.7%
link to state detail 5172 Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) 1,319 20.2% 7.7% 3.4% 286,323 98.5% 96.5% 93.5%
link to state detail 5174 Satellite telecommunications 601 14.6% 5.8% 2.0% 9,920 82.6% 60.5% 30.8%
link to state detail 5179 Other telecommunications 5,423 8.8% 2.6% 1.0% 60,228 72.7% 51.6% 33.4%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 518 Data processing, hosting and related services 9,228 24.5% 9.0% 4.4% 391,955 92.4% 78.2% 64.4%
link to state detail 5182 Data processing, hosting, and related services 9,228 24.5% 9.0% 4.4% 391,955 92.4% 78.2% 64.4%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 519 Other information services 5,965 13.9% 4.1% 1.9% 139,588 85.0% 69.1% 54.8%
link to state detail 51911 News syndicates 288 14.9% 6.9% 4.9% 9,163 91.7% 82.8% 75.7%
link to state detail 51912 Libraries and archives 1,972 13.5% 2.4% 0.6% 29,930 69.9% 42.1% 22.5%
link to state detail 51919 All other information services 577 9.7% 3.6% 1.7% 11,831 88.5% 77.9% 60.5%

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