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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fast facts for Women’s History Month: March 2006

The fast facts cover education, business, earnings, recreation and much more. Here are the fast facts for women in business:

$950.6 billion
Receipts for women-owned businesses in 2002, up 16 percent from 1997.

6.5 million
The number of women-owned businesses in 2002, up 20 percent from 1997. (The increase among all businesses was 10 percent.) An estimated 917,946 such firms had paid employees, with receipts of $813 billion, or an average of $885,878 per firm.

Over half of women-owned firms were in service-related industries, including health care and professional services. Receipts were generally highest for wholesale and retail trade activities.

43%
Rate of growth in the number of women-owned firms in Nevada between 1997 and 2002, which led the nation. New Hampshire, however, led the nation in the increase of sales and receipts of women-owned firms, at 53 percent.

26%
Among businesses with paid employees, the percentage of owners who were women.

To read more of the fast facts, go here. You'll also find links to the sources used.


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