U.S. Department of Commerce

Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2008:
NAICS 452 - General merchandise stores
United States


 
U.S. - General merchandise stores - by Employment Size of Enterprise
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D = Withheld to avoid disclosure
Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 8,519 45,683 2,977,387 59,191,057
Firms with 1 to 4 employees (or with no employees as of Mar 12) 5,805 5,818 9,577 168,426
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 1,462 1,482 9,209 129,513
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 641 699 8,119 121,039
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 433 658 15,119 277,276
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 101 513 14,815 281,509
Firms with 500 employees or more 77 36,513 2,920,548 58,213,294
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 4 30 1,902 34,991
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 14 187 5,396 92,124
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 3 94 (1000-2499) D
Firms with 1,500 to 1,999 employees 3 354 4,297 114,299
Firms with 2,000 to 2,499 employees 1 186 (1000-2499) D
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 13 606 20,977 411,844
Firms with 5,000 employees or more 39 35,056 2,884,365 57,510,950

 
 
U.S. - General merchandise stores - 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 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
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D = Withheld to avoid disclosure
State Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
United States 8,519 7.2% 2.1% 0.9% 2,977,387 99.1% 98.6% 98.1%
Alabama 116 21.6% 17.2% 16.4% 60,278 D D 99.0%
Alaska 71 23.9% 12.7% 9.9% 8,708 D D 93.0%
Arizona 168 18.5% 14.3% 13.1% 72,554 D D 99.1%
Arkansas 95 23.2% 20.0% 18.9% (25k-49999) D D D
California 1,073 6.3% 2.7% 2.1% 281,115 D 98.5% 98.4%
Colorado 123 22.8% 17.9% 17.1% 50,456 D D 99.2%
Connecticut 117 17.9% 15.4% 15.4% 24,694 D 98.3% 98.3%
Delaware 40 50.0% 50.0% 50.0% 9,175 D 99.6% 99.6%
District of Columbia 28 28.6% 25.0% 21.4% 875 90.9% D 84.3%
Florida 495 6.7% 4.6% 4.4% 187,124 99.4% D 99.2%
Georgia 197 14.2% 12.2% 11.7% 98,661 D D 99.3%
Hawaii 51 33.3% 27.5% 23.5% 13,262 98.9% D 95.0%
Idaho 67 37.3% 32.8% 26.9% 17,579 99.1% 98.8% 94.1%
Illinois 394 16.8% 9.1% 6.3% 123,697 D 98.5% 96.7%
Indiana 139 35.3% 16.5% 15.8% 74,935 99.6% D 98.1%
Iowa 88 40.9% 30.7% 25.0% 35,622 99.3% D D
Kansas 64 40.6% 35.9% 32.8% 32,807 99.5% D 98.8%
Kentucky 131 27.5% 19.8% 19.1% 51,748 99.3% D 98.6%
Louisiana 87 26.4% 21.8% 20.7% (50k-99999) D D D
Maine 107 15.9% 13.1% 12.1% (10k-24999) D D D
Maryland 169 20.7% 16.0% 14.2% 48,236 D 98.7% 98.4%
Massachusetts 208 15.9% 11.1% 9.6% 40,264 D D 97.4%
Michigan 380 8.9% 6.1% 5.8% 109,670 99.0% D 98.6%
Minnesota 212 18.9% 14.6% 11.8% 59,676 98.8% D 96.9%
Mississippi 107 26.2% 19.6% 15.9% 38,739 99.0% D D
Missouri 166 22.9% 18.7% 16.3% 68,802 99.2% D 98.0%
Montana 60 30.0% 28.3% 26.7% 10,421 98.3% D 97.9%
Nebraska 54 44.4% 38.9% 37.0% (10k-24999) D D D
Nevada 56 37.5% 35.7% 32.1% 27,233 D D 99.2%
New Hampshire 64 25.0% 23.4% 23.4% 15,958 98.8% 98.6% 98.6%
New Jersey 486 9.3% 5.6% 4.7% 59,938 97.8% D 96.2%
New Mexico 58 39.7% 32.8% 29.3% (10k-24999) D D D
New York 1,164 8.1% 3.2% 2.1% 124,043 97.2% 95.8% 94.4%
North Carolina 216 15.7% 12.0% 10.2% (50k-99999) D D D
North Dakota 39 53.8% 46.2% 38.5% 8,676 D D D
Ohio 232 15.5% 11.6% 10.8% 119,928 99.3% D 99.0%
Oklahoma 71 35.2% 32.4% 28.2% 44,424 D D D
Oregon 88 30.7% 25.0% 18.2% 40,588 D 99.0% 97.8%
Pennsylvania 420 11.9% 6.9% 5.5% 114,520 99.0% 98.3% 97.8%
Rhode Island 38 44.7% 42.1% 42.1% 6,229 98.2% 97.8% 97.8%
South Carolina 122 20.5% 16.4% 15.6% 48,072 99.3% D D
South Dakota 43 46.5% 41.9% 37.2% (5000-9999) D D D
Tennessee 119 28.6% 20.2% 18.5% 72,380 D D 99.0%
Texas 509 8.8% 5.1% 4.3% 248,803 99.2% D 98.9%
Utah 70 40.0% 32.9% 27.1% 28,380 D D 97.5%
Vermont 68 27.9% 20.6% 19.1% 2,762 91.7% D 83.8%
Virginia 209 14.4% 12.4% 12.0% 81,290 99.3% D 99.2%
Washington 159 25.2% 13.2% 10.1% 63,061 99.2% D 97.0%
West Virginia 64 29.7% 25.0% 25.0% (10k-24999) D D D
Wisconsin 162 30.2% 21.0% 14.8% 64,742 D 98.4% 96.1%
Wyoming 28 53.6% 53.6% 46.4% (5000-9999) D D D

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