April 26 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Average size of establishments: a look at industries

Average size of establishments, selected industries, selected years (1994-2007)
Industry 1994 2000 2003 2007


45.8 46.8 42.5 41.9

Educational services

34.8 33.9 34.0 32.5


29.5 29.7 27.0 25.3

Retail trade

13.7 15.6 15.6 16.1

Finance and insurance

16.5 15.7 15.3 14.1

Wholesale trade

10.8 11.6 11.1 11.1


9.0 10.5 10.1 10.4

These data are featured in the TED article, Average size of establishments: a look at industries.




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