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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.

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.

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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