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9 out of 10 enterprises in the EU employed fewer than 10 persons

9 out of 10 enterprises in the EU employed fewer than 10 persons

Micro-enterprises, as well as small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), are considered as a driver of the economy of the European Union (EU), creating jobs and contributing to economic growth. In 2012, of the 22.3 million enterprises in the EU’s non-financial business economy, an overwhelming majority (92.7%) were micro-enterprises (with 0 to 9 persons employed) accounting for 29.2% of employment, 7.1% were small and medium enterprises (with 10 to 249 persons employed) accounting for 38.0% of employment, and 0

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Release date: 17/11/2015
 

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Product Code: 4-17112015-AP
Theme: Industry, trade and services
Collection: News releases