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Number of small businesses in the U.S. 1988-2019

Number of small businesses (employer and non-employer) in the United States from 1988 to 2019

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Release date

February 2022

Region

United States

Survey time period

1988 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The Small Business Administration defines a small business for research purposes as an independent business having fewer than 500 employees.
The source provides no non-employer data for the years 1988-1991 and 1993-1996.
Non-employer data available here.
Employer firm data available here.

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