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636,041 professional, scientific and technical services businesses in the U.S. have fewer than 5 employees in 2016

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By Metric Media News Service | Nov 16, 2019

There were 636,041 professional, scientific and technical services businesses in the U.S. that had fewer than 5 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that no other industry had more establishments with fewer than 5 employees in the U.S. than “professional, scientific and technical services” businesses.

The following table shows the top 10 industries in terms of total establishments with fewer than 5 employees in the U.S. in 2016.

Top 10 Industries with fewer than 5 employees in the U.S. (2016)

Industry
Total Establishments
Professional, scientific and technical services businesses
636,041
Retail trade businesses
466,165
Construction businesses
457,376
Health care and social assistance businesses
414,737
Real estate, rental and leasing businesses
289,526
Finance and insurance businesses
284,195
Administrative, support, waste management and remediation services businesses
243,271
Accommodation and food services businesses
215,493
Wholesale trade businesses
214,451
Transportation and warehousing businesses
133,823

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