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BDS Visualization Tools – Help
You can explore the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) data in several different ways using the BDS visualization tools. Choose from a variety of visualizations - maps, bar charts, time series graphs. Zoom in for a closer look. When you are ready to explore new data, choose a new chart type or change your options. When you have results you want to keep, you can print and save your charts and data.
Explore the links below for help with the visualization tools.
Allows you to see how a measure differs by state to identify geographic patterns in business dynamics for a single year of data. You can examine specific sizes and ages of firms as well as preview long-term trends for a specific state.
There are four ways you can examine the Business Dynamics data in the bar chart section. Each page has a combination of two of the following variables: measures, sectors, and states. These charts let you make comparisons based on the age and size of firms for a single year of data.
While the first two visualizations presented a single year of data, this section lets you see all years of data at the same time as a time series. You can explore a measure and optionally select a firm size and/or age that interests you. Then interactively turn on and off individual states or sectors of the economy to see how they have changed over time.
|Available Measures||Look at the Data By ...|
|Number of firms
Number of establishments
Establishments born during the last 12 months
Establishment birth rate
Establishments exiting during the last 12 months
Establishment exit rate
Jobs created over the last 12 months
Jobs created by establishment births over the last 12 months
Jobs created by continuing establishments over the last 12 months
Job creation rate from establishment births
Job creation rate
Jobs destroyed within the last 12 months
Jobs destoyed by establishment exit over the last 12 months
Jobs destroyed at continuing establishments over the last 12 months
Job destruction rate from establishment exit
Job destruction rate
Net job creation
Net job creation rate
Use the menu at the top left to navigate between sections of the tool. There are several sections of this website that allow you to interact with, analyze, and download the Business Dynamics Statistics: Thematic Map, Bar Charts, Time Series.
BDS Visualization Tools Menu
You can create a bar chart, time series graph, or map by making a few point and click selections.
Bar Charts: Compare Measure by State selection panel
Time Series: Compare States selection panel
Thematic Map selection panel
Examples of side selection panels that appear on different visualization tools
Zooming In: Charts and Graphs
You can zoom in on selected areas of your chart or graph.
Drag a box around the area you want to zoom in on
Click the "Reset Zoom" button to see the full chart or graph again
Zooming In: Maps
You can zoom in on selected areas of your map.
Use the + and - signs on the zoom tool
Bookmarking Your Visualizations
Selections are recorded in the URL so you can bookmark your visualizations and return to them later.
Note: You can make additional selections in side selection panels on some visualization tools that allow you to add/remove categories (for example, sectors). These selections will not be saved with your bookmark unless you change something in the selection panel at the top.
You can save your visualization chart or graph as a portable network graphics (PNG) image.
Note: You cannot currently save maps as an image. This feature is under development.
Click the "Save as Image" button in Bar Charts or Time Series
Choose the location where you want to save the file and type in a descriptive filename
You can download and save the data underlying your visualization in a comma-delimited (CSV) file.
Select the View Underlying Data tab directly in Bar Charts or Time Series
Click the embedded time series chart in the Thematic Map
Choose the location where you want to save the file and type in a descriptive filename