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We here at the Chamber are often surprised to see news stories (like this one) that perpetuate the myth that business contributes to societal ills. The fact remains that businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and play an enormously positive and important role in society.
The facts and figures tell the story. Here are a few examples:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Private Sector Employment: Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail (August 2019) https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t17.htm; Table A-1. Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t01.htm
- Private Wage Growth: 2018 Data: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/empsit_09072018.htm; 2019 Data: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t19.htm
- Employee Benefits in the United States – March 2019: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ebs2_09192019.pdf