What is small businesses’ share of net new jobs?
Small firms accounted for 64 percent of the net new jobs created between 1993 and 2011 (or 11.8 million of the 18.5 million net new jobs). Since the latest recession, from mid-2009 to 2011, small firms, led by the larger ones in the category (20-499 employees), accounted for 67 percent of the net new jobs.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, BED. For the latest employment statistics, see Advocacy’s quarterly reports,www.sba.gov/advocacy/10871
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