262,896 retail trade businesses in the U.S. have between 5 and 9 employees in 2016

There were 262,896 retail trade businesses in the U.S. that had between 5 and 9 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that no other industry had more establishments with between 5 and 9 employees in the U.S. than “retail trade” businesses.

The following table shows the top 10 industries in terms of total establishments with between 5 and 9 employees in the U.S. in 2016.

Top 10 Industries with between 5 and 9 employees in the U.S. (2016)

Industry
Total Establishments
Retail trade businesses
262,896
Health care and social assistance businesses
192,575
Professional, scientific and technical services businesses
121,508
Accommodation and food services businesses
119,258
Construction businesses
111,181
Finance and insurance businesses
103,760
Wholesale trade businesses
77,803
Administrative, support, waste management and remediation services businesses
61,332
Real estate, rental and leasing businesses
58,463
Manufacturing businesses
50,621

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