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Research Data Centers
CES conducts research in economics and other social sciences, and creates new public-use data from existing data.


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Restricted–Use Research Data

CES creates innovative public–use data products from existing census, survey, and administrative data.


Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS): Tabulations on establishments, firms, and employment with unique information on firm age and firm size

BDS Visualizations Line Chart BDS Visualization Tools: Explore the BDS through maps, bar charts, and time series plots

Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database (SynLBD): Beta version of synthetic microdata on all U.S. establishments


LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES): Annual employment statistics linking home and work locations at the Census block-level

OnTheMap ImageOnTheMap: Create maps and reports showing where the U.S. population and workforce live and work

OnTheMap for Emergency Management ImageOnTheMap for Emergency Management: Access U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters

Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI): Workforce statistics by demography, geography, and industry for each state

LED Extraction Tool ImageLED Data Extraction Tool
Access the raw data products produced through the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership
QWI Explorer ImageQWI Explorer: Compare, rank, and aggregate Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) through interactive charts, maps, and tables
Research Data Centers (RDCs) are secure Census Bureau facilities. RDCs provide secure access to restricted–use microdata for statistical purposes only. Qualified researchers with approved projects can conduct research that benefits Census Bureau programs.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Center for Economic Studies | (301) 763-6460 | E-mail CES |  Last Revised: January 13, 2015