Thursday, April 21, 2011

Summary Estimates for Multinational Companies

Employment, Sales, and Capital Expenditures for 2009

U.S. multinational companies: U.S. and foreign operations

Worldwide employment by U.S. multinational companies (MNCs) decreased 4.1 percent in 2009, to 31.3 million workers, with decreases in both the United States and abroad. Employment in the United States by U.S. parent companies decreased 5.3 percent, to 21.1 million workers, which mirrored the percent change in total private-industry employment in the United States. The employment by U.S. parents accounted for almost one-fifth of total U.S. employment in private industries. Abroad, employment by the majority-owned foreign affiliates of U.S. MNCs decreased 1.5 percent, to 10.3 million workers.

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