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This table provides an overview on the number of zero-employee businesses (including not-for-profit organizations and register charities) that were estimated to be operating in Hamilton as of December 2020. As of December 2020, Hamilton was home to an estimated 34,653 businesses with zero employees.

Hamilton’s Zero-Employee Business Counts by 2-Digit NAICS code and size of business (includes registered charities and not-for-profit organizations)

IndustryZero Employee Establishments
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting499
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction19
Wholesale trade513
Retail trade1,454
Transportation and warehousing2,366
Information and cultural industries391
Finance and insurance2,051
Real estate and rental and leasing9,028
Professional, scientific and technical services3,528
Management of companies and enterprises371
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1,441
Educational services364
Health care and social assistance2,317
Arts, entertainment and recreation593
Accommodation and food services387
Other services (except public administration)2,048
Public administration3

Source: Canadian Business Counts, December 2020

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