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Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) Data Tables: Establishment Characteristics

  Excel Comma-Delimited SAS
Economy Wide EW xls EW csv EW sas
Sector SIC xls SIC csv SIC sas
Establishment Size SZ xls SZ csv SZ sas
Initial Establishment Size ISZ xls ISZ csv ISZ sas
Establishment Age AGE xls AGE csv AGE sas
State ST xls ST csv ST sas
Establishment Age by Establishment Size AGExSZ xls AGExSZ csv AGExSZ sas
Establishment Age by Initial Establishment Size AGExISZ xls AGExISZ csv AGExISZ sas
Establishment Age by Sector AGExSIC xls AGExSIC csv AGExSIC sas
Establishment Size by Sector SZxSIC xls SZxSIC csv SZxSIC sas
Initial Establishment Size by Sector ISZxSIC xls ISZxSIC csv ISZxSIC sas
Establishment Age by State AGExST xls AGExST csv AGExST sas
Establishment Size by State SZxST xls SZxST csv SZxST sas
Initial Establishment Size by State ISZxST xls ISZxST csv ISZxST sas
Establishment Age by Establishment Size by Sector AGExSZxSIC xls1 AGExSZxSIC csv AGExSZxSIC sas
Establishment Age by Establishment Size by State AGExSZxST xls2 AGExSZxST csv AGExSZxST sas
Establishment Age by Initial Establishment Size by Sector AGExISZxSIC xls1 AGExISZxSIC csv AGExISZxSIC sas
Establishment Age by Initial Establishment Size by State AGExISZxST xls2 AGExISZxST csv AGExISZxST sas

1 This link takes you to a directory on our FTP server, which contains one Excel file for each of the nine sectors.

2 This link takes you to a directory on our FTP server, which contains one Excel file for each of the 51 states (all U.S. states plus the District of Columbia).



 What is the BDS?

The Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) is a public use data set of annual aggregate statistics describing establishment openings and closings, firm startups, job creation and destruction by firm size, age, industrial sector, and state.


 BDS Codebook

BDS 2011 Codebook

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