Hi! Thanks for the question and for accepting my answer.
I found the following data from the US Census. The latest data
published by the government was for 1999.
10,000 or more employees 936
5,000-9,999 employees 871
1,000-4,999 employees 6,698
Less than 1000 employees 5,599,238
The data is in Microsoft Excel format. I will post a link here so that
you could verify my numbers.
Number of Firms, Number of Establishments, Employment, and Annual
Payroll by Employment (US Census: 1999)
If you want to view data in a number of ways according to size of
enterprise, the following page would be of help.
Tabulations by Enterprise Size
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US Census business statistics
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Clarification of Answer by
03 Dec 2002 07:41 PST
Sorry I tried to arrange the numbers buy they still got mixed up in
HTML. I will try to fix them up.
Size of Enterprise Number of firms
10,000 or more employees = 936 firms
5,000-9,999 employees = 871 firms
1,000-4,999 employees = 6,698 firms
Less than 1000 employees = 5,599,238 firms