The experimental Small Business Pulse Survey (Business Pulse) measures the changes in business conditions on our nation’s small businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Business Pulse complements existing U.S. Census Bureau data collections by providing high-frequency, detailed information on small business-specific initiatives such as the Paycheck Protection Program. Results from the survey could provide useful information to policymakers as they seek to address some of the challenges faced by small businesses. In addition, the information may aid businesses in making decisions and assist researchers studying the impact and responses to COVID-19.
We plan to publish* survey results by sector and state and for the 50 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Business Pulse includes information on location closings, changes in employment, disruptions in the supply chain, the use of federal assistance programs, and expectations concerning future operations.
Data tabulations and visualizations from the survey will be available on this site beginning in mid May and will be updated weekly through June.
We are surveying a random sample of businesses; if you have been included, you will receive an email.
May 14, 2020