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119,517 businesses in North Carolina have fewer than five employees in 2016

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By Local Labs News Service | Dec 5, 2019

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There were 119,517 businesses in North Carolina that had fewer than five employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that there were 226,552 total businesses in North Carolina.

The following table gives a breakdown of businesses in North Carolina by total employees in 2016.

Businesses in North Carolina (2016) by total employees

Total employees
Total businesses
Percent of North Carolina total
0 to 4
119,517
52.8%
5 to 9
42,969
19%
10 to 19
29,433
13%
20 to 49
21,798
9.6%
50 to 99
7,562
3.3%
100 to 249
3,778
1.7%
250 to 499
963
0.4%
500 to 999
343
0.2%
more than 1,000
189
0.1%

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