Job Growth in U.S. driven entirely by startups, according to Kauffman Foundation study


New firms add an average of 3 million jobs in their first year, while older companies lose 1 million jobs annually

The study reveals that, both on average and for all but seven years between 1977 and 2005, existing firms are net job destroyers, losing 1 million jobs net combined per year. By contrast, in their first year, new firms add an average of 3 million jobs.

http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedFiles/firm_formation_importance_of_startups.pdf

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