Most manufacturing employees work in larger establishments
November 27, 2001
About seven-tenths of workers in manufacturing are employed at establishments that have 100 employees or more.
Establishments with at least 100 workers accounted for 69.5 percent of manufacturing employment in March 2000. The largest establishments—those with 1,000 or more workers—accounted for 19.8 percent of employees in manufacturing.
Only 1.4 percent of manufacturing employees were employed in establishments with fewer than 5 workers.
The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program produced these data. Data presented here are for private-industry workers covered by State unemployment insurance programs. Data for 2000 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find more information on employment in 2000 in "Employment and Wages, Annual Averages, 2000," BLS Bulletin 2546.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Most manufacturing employees work in larger establishments on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/nov/wk4/art02.htm (visited February 13, 2016).
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