Jobs Gained by Business Size Group in Cleveland Metro Area, 2010-2015

JOBS GAINED 2010 % of TOTAL 2015 % of TOTAL
BUSINESS STAGE 108,025 100 139,816 100
   Self-Employed (1) 3,508 3.2 2,978 2.1
   2-9 Employees 45,159 41.8 75,288 53.8
   Stage 2 (10-99) 31,180 28.9 39,550 28.3
   Stage 3 (100-499) 10,700 9.9 12,247 8.8
   Stage 4 (500+) 17,478 16.2 9,753 7.0
GROWTH FACTORS 108,025 100 139,816 100
New Startups 51,554 47.7 59,952 42.9
Expansion Startups 20,541 19.0 37,955 27.1
Expansions 35,196 32.6 40,382 28.9
Move In 734 0.7 1,527 1.1

Who is creating the most new jobs in the Cleveland metro area? The table above says that businesses with 2-9 employees are creating 54% (75,288/139, 816) new jobs generated in 2015. New startup businesses are accounting for the greatest number of new jobs created (59,952, 42.9%). Startups accounted for even a greater share in 2010. New businesses moving into the region accounted for only 1,527 new jobs (1.1%) in 2015. I will have comparable data on Ashtabula County about 3 weeks from now.

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