The average size of companies with between 500 and 10,000 employees — large companies by any standard — also increased, by roughly 35% during those 10 years (to, near as I can see from the data, roughly 2,200 employees on average).
The corporation is dead, long live the corporation!
Roy Bahat

Note: this is different from saying that the actual companies grew in size by that amount, which would have required longitudinal data on individual firms — the government doesn’t provide that. It’s just that the average company in the set was bigger 10 years later. We’re comparing two different groups of companies in each time period.

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