Black-owned businesses are a small share of overall business, but are most likely to be in industries impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns: Shares of firm ownership by industry
|Industry distribution of employer firms||Black-owned||White-owned|
|Other services (except public admin.)||25.1%||11.1%|
|Health care and social assistance||19.1%||7.7%|
|Arts, entertainment, and recreation||4.8%||5.1%|
|Accommodation and food services||2.3%||2.6%|
|Admin./support/waste mgmt./ remediation srvcs.||11.4%||8.0%|
|Professional, scientific, and technical services||8.0%||15.4%|
|Transportation and warehousing||7.1%||3.9%|
Notes: †Indicates the three industries that saw the largest declines in payroll employment in April 2020. *Indicates the three industries that saw the largest percent change declines in payroll employment in April 2020. Totals may not sum to 100%. Industries making up less than 1% of total share (agriculture, mining, utilities, management of companies and enterprises) are omitted.
Source: Authors’ analysis of U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Business Owners (2012).