Where can I find historical data about employment for large companies?
April 4, 2011 1:46 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for historical employment, revenue and profit information for the top 500 businesses in the world, and I don't know where or how to look for it.
posted by Freen to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've dug around in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to no avail.
The data that I'm after is fairly specific: I'd like to get historical data on the number of people employed at the largest, most profitable companies in the world. I'm also interested in profits/employee over time.
See this post for the tech world
My hypothesis is that the profit/employee ratio is increasing and that the number of employees/gross revenue ratio is decreasing. I have no idea if this is true or not, it's just a hunch, but if it is true, I'd also love to know the rate at which these factors are changing.