The Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) dataset is available as a Census Bureau API. BDS provides annual measures of business dynamics (such as job creation and destruction, establishment births and deaths, and firm startups and shutdowns) for the economy and aggregated by establishment and firm characteristics.
For more information on the BDS, see the BDS homepage. For information about some of the key differences between the data available in the BDS API and the 2020 BDS CSV Datasets, users should refer to the following document: Data Tables & CSV Datasets.
The following BDS API query demonstrates the key components. The query will return the count of job creation in firms with one to four employees in Maryland Metro/Micropolitan Areas in 2018. This example is repeated in each of the sections below, with the relevant statement highlighted in the query.
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