Business Dynamics Statistics

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Statistical Briefs

The Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) allow tracking of business dynamics for U.S. firms and establishments in an unprecedented manner. The statistical briefs below highlight some of the key features of these data.

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BDS Brief 8 (435 KB)

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 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.

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