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Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size

Written by Mike Shedlock | May 7, 2020

ADP reported a massive decline of over 20 million jobs. Let’s investigate job losses by size of firm.

Jobs, Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size

Earlier today I commented ADP Reports 20 Million Jobs Lost: A Disaster Comparison Three Ways

This is a followup on losses and percentage losses by corporation size.

Nonfarm Private Payrolls March 2020

Jobs, Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size
Jobs, Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size

Nonfarm Private Payrolls April 2020

Jobs, Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size

Change in Nonfarm Payrolls by Company Size

Jobs, Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size

Jobs, Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size

Synopsis

  • Workers at the largest companies got hit the least (13.36%). 
  • Small firms, especially those with 20-49 employees got hit the hardest (21.47%)

The largest firms were the best equipped to offer work at home. 

Also, some large firms like Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Safeway, and all the food stores were designated critical businesses and stayed open.

Number of Small Businesses

In 2018 the SBA reports there were 30.2 million small businesses with 58.9 million employees. 

Millions of small businesses will go bankrupt over this. 

Jobs, Who Lost Jobs? Job Losses By Company Size

Inflation or Deflation?

If you believe all this printing will soon result in inflation, you are mistaken. 

For discussion, please see Inflation or Deflation? Collapse in Demand Trumps Supply Shocks

Amusingly, Hyperinflationists Come Out of the Woodwork Again.

Understanding the Problem

The Fed’s seriously misguided efforts to force inflation into a system begging for deflation is the problem.

The Problem is Not Deflation, It’s Attempts to Prevent It

2020/05/07
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