May 26: Firm Size in New Jersey

This week, we show the breakdown of industrial sectors (at the two-digit NAICS level) by the size of the firm for the state of New Jersey.


At the top of each bar chart, the blue bands represent firms under 20 people. At the bottom of each bar, the purple bands represent firms with over 500 people. You can see that some sectors are dominated by large firms, and some consist of small firms. Employees in eight of the nineteen sectors are employed predominantly in large firms. Construction and “other services” consist primarily of small firms. Public administration jobs are excluded from this list.

This concludes our second month investigating New Jersey’s economy and the Economic Census data. Next month, we will start a new series looking at immigration patterns.

Source: US Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies