748 wholesale trade businesses in the U.S. have 500 or more employees in 2016

There were 748 wholesale trade businesses in the U.S. that had 500 or more employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that there are more establishments categorized as health care and social assistance businesses with 500 or more employees in the U.S. than in any other category.

The following table shows how many wholesale trade businesses with 500 or more employees were in the U.S. during the period from 2012 to 2016.

Wholesale trade businesses with 500 or more employees in the U.S. (2012-2016)
Year
Total businesses
2012
420,501
2013
419,648
2014
416,593
2015
413,437
2016
412,526

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