The Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) measures the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on our nation's small businesses.
SBPS data complements existing U.S. Census Bureau data collections by providing high-frequency, detailed information on the challenges small businesses are facing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The survey includes information on small business operations and finances, requests and receipt of assistance, vaccines, capital expenditures, and expectations for recovery.
Data is available by sector and state for the fifty most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Survey results give local, state, and federal officials essential real-time data to aid in policy and decision-making. In addition, the information aids businesses in making economic decisions and assists researchers studying the effects of the pandemic.
SBPS results are experimental data products and are subject to suppression based on overall response and disclosure avoidance thresholds. Data products may not meet some of the Census Bureau’s statistical quality standards.
Data tabulations and visualizations from the current and previous collection periods are available by clicking the “View Published Results” button.
Phase 1: April 2020 - June 2020
Phase 2: August 2020 - October 2020
Phase 3: November 2020 - January 2021
Phase 4: February 2021 - April 2021