Press release: 12.081-147/19

Each of the 20 125 new employer enterprises of 2017 created 3.5 jobs on average

Vienna, 2019-08-28 – In 2017, 20 125 new employer enterprises were created in Austria, according to Statistics Austria's latest available data. Referring to the total number of employer enterprises on the market, this corresponds to an enterprise creation rate of 8.4%.

Statistics on employer business demography comprise not only enterprises that have at least one employee already at the time of their creation, but also those that become employers later on. Per newly created employer enterprise, 3.5 jobs were created on average.

The 20 125 new employer enterprises were accompanied by 19 179 closing employer enterprises, which corresponds to an enterprise closing rate of 8.0%.

In 2017, 22 030 new enterprises were created in Austria in the field of high-technology and knowledge-based services. 92.1% of these enterprises had no employees at the time of their creation.

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