We posted last fall on the preliminary results of a study on non-profit employment from Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Economic Data project. The study showed non-profit employment increased by 2.1% from 2000-2010 while for-profit employment fell slightly.
The final report is available and has greater detail on non-profit employment over the last decade.
As we mentioned in our last post on this topic, non-profit's employ a lot of Americans. The chart below - from the report - shows how big the sector is.
Non-profits are mostly small businesses and the vast majority have fewer than 250 employees.