end of header

Business and Industry

Skip top of page navigation
You are here: Census.govBusiness & Industry › Time Series / Trend Charts

TIME SERIES / TREND CHARTS

Please follow the numbers in order.

1

2
Select a date range:
3

4

5

Select as available:


Download all data for this report/survey


Release Date:
April 14, 2021

The statistics presented in this release are based on administrative data and therefore are not subject to sampling error. However, the statistics may be subject to non-sampling error. Non-sampling error occurs because accurate information cannot always be obtained. There are many potential contributors to non-sampling error such as misreporting, mistakes in recording and coding responses, misinterpretation of questions, and other errors of collection, response, coverage, or processing. Though non-sampling error is not measured directly, the Census Bureau employs quality control procedures throughout the process to minimize this type of error.

NA = Not Applicable

S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because concerns about the estimate's quality. Unpublished estimates derived from this table by subtraction are subject to this same limitation and should not be attributed to the U.S. Census Bureau.

D = Denotes an estimate withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual establishments; data are included in higher-level totals.

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

Source: Business Formation Statistics (Definitions)
Total for All NAICS: U.S. Total — Seasonally Adjusted Business Applications [Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004 NA NA NA NA NA NA 158,532 193,143 192,003 191,852 212,069 190,954
2005 201,492 204,751 201,687 204,004 203,505 209,790 207,029 205,775 185,268 231,658 223,256 230,804
2006 216,199 226,082 222,478 223,175 222,015 217,995 219,539 219,765 212,957 207,845 202,934 244,234
2007 206,619 217,702 216,009 214,484 220,727 221,692 220,970 218,900 227,203 234,335 213,920 242,770
2008 207,006 210,105 220,343 219,377 216,054 210,741 209,893 222,778 211,414 206,147 204,808 185,276
2009 206,946 194,848 198,691 199,044 200,048 203,109 207,546 201,784 206,624 204,317 207,969 199,582
2010 200,953 201,908 203,478 206,464 210,955 204,893 207,887 207,842 214,479 214,464 221,814 204,589
2011 219,691 223,673 213,427 214,026 186,272 220,027 217,025 213,321 212,601 205,917 221,426 227,574
2012 185,055 213,998 216,903 218,032 220,285 208,584 208,503 209,053 206,892 212,844 202,224 273,757
2013 220,252 211,673 216,677 213,336 206,697 217,100 218,371 221,731 212,580 223,764 221,569 227,500
2014 210,520 222,027 228,186 226,108 222,985 226,331 222,104 226,326 227,969 226,874 221,791 205,338
2015 257,618 229,218 229,371 231,346 224,790 233,807 237,168 234,164 239,794 243,138 236,618 225,626
2016 261,914 240,874 236,942 244,292 255,054 216,278 260,768 247,348 254,331 244,737 252,210 260,484
2017 265,289 259,601 261,978 261,666 261,858 266,263 267,100 267,790 259,341 271,236 280,492 268,456
2018 298,447 284,043 289,219 286,241 294,713 294,371 291,297 293,192 289,544 284,486 288,942 298,230
2019 278,477 296,038 300,404 293,665 289,529 287,334 281,692 288,026 289,848 295,747 290,562 312,764
2020 282,488 299,878 254,676 236,454 300,969 371,812 551,657 476,532 432,199 408,164 391,133 343,688
Source: Business Formation Statistics (Definitions)
Total for All NAICS: U.S. Total — Not Seasonally Adjusted Business Applications [Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004 NA NA NA NA NA NA 166,448 171,070 162,742 207,389 176,104 190,986
2005 177,217 221,053 271,787 210,355 202,987 236,670 174,027 182,428 196,532 200,455 231,856 183,942
2006 190,873 243,183 299,853 230,121 276,291 196,687 185,064 243,458 181,586 179,896 210,593 193,356
2007 183,496 233,123 291,226 221,260 219,527 249,701 186,901 242,410 194,390 202,623 222,697 189,943
2008 186,063 280,193 237,385 226,165 267,769 190,068 222,899 196,881 181,054 222,674 171,198 178,925
2009 188,786 207,121 214,087 256,882 197,666 183,245 220,793 178,092 221,016 176,308 174,201 190,294
2010 186,712 214,284 219,279 266,494 206,867 185,580 221,786 183,122 228,456 185,073 185,362 193,157
2011 207,571 237,254 230,475 276,460 181,282 199,996 231,677 188,007 225,709 177,491 183,491 213,023
2012 177,963 227,291 293,572 225,007 211,998 238,421 178,396 230,455 175,394 183,475 206,752 203,488
2013 269,076 225,038 235,084 220,063 246,702 199,559 233,918 196,080 180,500 240,773 178,601 167,676
2014 261,130 236,403 247,900 232,599 263,821 209,136 238,747 200,784 194,202 243,639 176,622 187,152
2015 258,765 244,207 249,226 296,477 212,198 217,123 255,280 208,495 256,466 208,208 186,672 203,598
2016 265,430 257,163 321,951 249,523 240,226 252,132 224,371 276,166 218,218 208,977 247,635 186,797
2017 269,913 277,708 355,891 266,693 308,790 248,960 229,109 299,792 222,604 230,898 274,653 192,304
2018 303,707 304,649 393,481 291,284 347,763 275,545 248,674 329,268 248,536 241,962 282,921 213,192
2019 353,904 318,428 327,331 298,635 341,910 269,286 239,294 324,618 248,693 314,133 227,420 223,150
2020 359,904 321,210 280,700 300,205 283,853 347,652 582,334 430,489 463,175 347,127 305,674 307,700
[PDF] or PDF denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® Off Site available free from Adobe. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer Off Site available for free from Microsoft®. This symbol Off Site indicates a link to a non-government web site. Our linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them. Once you link to another site you are subject to the policies of the new site.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: April 14, 2021