148 mln US employees in 2007

In-Stat estimates that the US business market will support more than 148 mln employees in 2007. While growth in the number of small businesses (5 to 9 employee firms) is expected to slow in 2007 compared to 2006, it is expected to outpace growth among larger businesses. By 2011, the US business market will support nearly 158 mln employees and more than 5.9 mln firms.