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January 13, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Firm size and share of employment change, 1992–2009

Percentage of net employment change, by firm size, U.S. total private sector, seasonally adjusted, 1992–2009
Firm size (number of employees) Successive quarters of positive or negative employment change
3Q 1992–1Q 2001
(positive)
2Q 2001–2Q 2003
(negative)
3Q 2003–4Q 2007
(positive)
1Q 2008–4Q 2009
(negative)

1 to 4

6.9 -3.3 9.2 9.5

5 to 9

5.5 0.7 4.6 7.3

10 to 19

7.4 3.6 6.7 8.3

20 to 49

11.6 8.9 11.6 11.9

50 to 99

9.1 9.5 9.4 8.2

100 to 249

11.6 13.0 12.7 9.2

250 to 499

7.6 10.2 8.5 6.3

500 to 999

6.8 10.3 7.0 6.1

1,000 or more

33.3 47.0 30.2 33.2

These data are featured in the TED article, Firm size and share of employment change, 1992–2009.

 

Average share of total employment (in percent), by firm size, U.S. total private sector, seasonally adjusted, 1992–2009
Firm size (number of employees) Successive quarters of positive or negative employment change
3Q 1992–1Q 2001
(positive)
2Q 2001–2Q 2003
(negative)
3Q 2003–4Q 2007
(positive)
1Q 2008–4Q 2009
(negative)

1 to 4

5.2 5.1 5.2 5.2

5 to 9

6.3 6.1 6.1 6.0

10 to 19

7.8 7.6 7.6 7.5

20 to 49

11.2 11.1 11.0 10.8

50 to 99

8.5 8.3 8.3 8.2

100 to 249

10.6 10.5 10.5 10.4

250 to 499

7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2

500 to 999

6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8

1,000 or more

36.3 37.3 37.3 38.1

These data are featured in the TED article, Firm size and share of employment change, 1992–2009.