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Percent Distribution of Women-Owned Firms by Industry Division: 1997

Construction = 3 percent
Manufacturing = 2 percent
Transportation, communications, and utilities = 2 percent
Wholesale trade = 2 percent
Retail trade = 17 percent
Finance, insurance, and real estate = 9 percent
Services = 55 percent
Industries not classified = 8 percent
Agricultural services, forestry, fishing, and mining = 2 percent

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

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