For thirty years, an increasing number of jobs have been concentrated in large enterprises

Vincent Cottet, cellule Synthèse et conjoncture de l’emploi, Insee

Private sector employees now work in larger companies than thirty years ago, irrespective of the business sector. This development has come at the expense of medium-sized enterprises, while just as many employees are still concentrated in small enterprises. Paradoxically, this increase in job concentration has been accompanied by a reduction on average in the size of workplaces (establishments). This situation results from two opposing trends: declining employment on large industrial sites, and strong employment growth in the services sector within small establishments. In retail, outlets continued to expand with the development of supermarkets.

Insee Première
No 1289
Paru le : 09/04/2010