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Employment Change Data

Data include the number of establishments and corresponding employment change for births, deaths, expansions, and contractions by employment size of enterprise, industry, and state. The industry and state are determined by the initial year data for establishment deaths and continuing establishments and by the subsequent year data for establishment births.

For establishment deaths and continuing establishments, the enterprise size is determined by the employment of the controlling enterprise in the initial year. The enterprise size is determined by the employment of the controlling enterprise in the subsequent year for single-unit establishment births. For multiunit establishment births, the enterprise size is determined by the employment of the controlling enterprise in the initial year if the enterprise exists in the initial year and by the employment of the controlling enterprise in the subsequent year if the enterprise does not exist in the initial year. For the purposes of the dynamic tabulations, an establishment is considered in existence in a given year if it has first quarter employment for that year. An enterprise is considered in existence in a given year if it owns at least one establishment with first quarter employment for that year.

Starting with the 2007-2008 tabulations, the industry classification is based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Prior year data are based on 2002 NAICS (2003-2004 through 2006-2007), 1997 NAICS (1998-1999 through 2002-2003), and the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes (1989-1990 through 1997-1998).

For a complete time series of data, go to the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy Internet site.




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