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Note: Firm size bins are not uniform in scope
The chart above shows that it can sometimes be misleading to say that "X% of US businesses have characteristic Y" (an example). Around 55 percent of US firms are in the smallest size category (less than 5 employees), but only 5 percent of US workers are employed at those firms. Over 70 percent of workers are employed by firms with at least 50 employees. Furthermore, the share of employment accounted for by large (and old) firms has been steadily growing.