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Annual Business Survey (ABS) APIs

The Annual Business Survey (ABS) provides information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. The ABS replaces the five-year Survey of Business Owners (SBO) for employer businesses, the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), the Business R&D and Innovation for Microbusinesses survey (BRDI-M), and the innovation section of the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDI-S).

2019 and 2020 ABS estimates are available on select economic and demographic characteristics of employer businesses and their owners by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status for the nation, states, and metro areas. For the 2018 ABS, estimates are also available for counties, and economic places.

Datasets include:

  • Company Summary. Provides data for employer businesses by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, veteran status, years in business, receipts size of firm, and employment size of firm for the U.S., states, and metro areas. Data for counties and economic places are available for 2018.
  • Characteristics of Businesses. Provides data for respondent employer firms by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, veteran status, years in business, receipts size of firm, and employment size of firm for the U.S., states, and metro areas, including detailed business characteristics. Data for counties and economic places are available for 2018.
  • Characteristics of Business Owners. Provides data for owners of respondent employer firms by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status for the U.S., states, and metro areas, including detailed owner characteristics. Data for counties and economic places are available for 2018.
  • Technology Characteristics of Businesses. Provides data on technology use and production for Artificial Intelligence, Cloud-Based Computing, Specialized Software, Robotics, and Specialized Equipment technologies data at the U.S and State level for 2018.

Read more information about the ABS at www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ABS/about.html.

For a complete description of the ABS methodology, please visit www.census.gov/programs-surveys/abs/technical-documentation/methodology.html.

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Annual Business Survey (ABS) APIs

The 2019 ABS asked questions on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. Data were also collected on R&D (for businesses with 1-9 employees), innovation, technology, and financing. The 2019 ABS covers data for reference year 2018.

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