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The role of younger and older business establishments in the U.S. labor market

Chart 3. Survival rates of establishments which opened in 1994 and the percent of initial employment of the surviving establishments
Year Survival rates of establishments Percent of initial employment Average size of survivors

1994

100.0 100.0 7.5

1995

79.8 100.4 9.4

1996

68.5 97.4 10.7

1997

61.2 95.8 11.7

1998

54.9 93.9 12.8

1999

50.2 90.7 13.5

2000

45.8 89.2 14.6

2001

42.1 85.6 15.2

2002

38.9 80.0 15.4

2003

36.4 76.1 15.7

2004

34.2 73.9 16.2

2005

32.4 72.4 16.7

2006

31.0 71.2 17.2

2007

29.3 69.8 17.9

2008

27.8 67.8 18.3

2009

26.0 61.9 17.8

These data featured in the Issues in Labor Statistics article, The role of younger and older business establishments in the U.S. labor market.

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