- New U.S. franchised establishments will rise by 1.3% in 2013 vs. 1.4% originally predicted;
- Franchises will add 156,000 jobs this year to a total of 8.2 million, up 1.9% from 2012, but slightly lower than the 2% originally predicted;
- Output from franchises will rise 4.2% to $802 billion in 2013, down from the 4.3% initially forecast;
- The gross domestic product of the franchise sector is projected to rise 4% to $472 billion, down from the 4.1% initially forecast for 2013 and lower than the 4.6% growth in 2012. This is approximately 3.4% of U.S. GDP in nominal dollars.
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