Nationally, small establishments comprise an overwhelming majority of the nation’s businesses. In
2012, the latest year for which data are available for all states,
88.5 percent of the establishments in the US had less than 20 workers. Establishments employing between 20 and 99 workers accounted for
9.6 percent of the US establishments, and those employing over a 100 workers accounted for just
1.9 percent of establishments nationwide.
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