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Release Date:
August 11, 2022

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 Unpublished estimates derived from this table by subtraction are subject to this same limitation and should not be attributed to the U.S. Census Bureau.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 159,082 192,342 191,244 191,350 211,421 192,407
2005 202,217 204,563 201,763 204,009 203,455 209,859 207,622 205,015 184,506 231,096 222,702 232,562
2006 216,896 225,947 222,581 223,185 221,944 218,056 219,937 219,163 212,135 207,343 202,446 245,856
2007 207,294 217,667 216,139 214,451 220,622 221,664 221,083 218,517 226,413 233,804 213,636 244,205
2008 207,604 210,131 220,461 219,286 215,957 210,643 209,790 222,638 210,820 205,724 204,657 186,183
2009 207,474 194,915 198,816 198,944 199,968 202,963 207,318 201,742 206,207 203,978 207,895 200,498
2010 201,269 202,004 203,545 206,315 210,950 204,740 207,641 207,774 214,216 214,170 221,758 205,425
2011 219,956 223,776 213,451 213,884 186,327 219,893 216,774 213,176 212,481 205,716 221,436 228,269
2012 185,170 214,138 216,854 217,905 220,401 208,459 208,296 208,916 206,880 212,717 202,237 274,308
2013 220,228 211,882 216,620 213,226 206,786 217,010 218,197 221,631 212,617 223,736 221,701 227,846
2014 210,241 222,275 228,104 225,967 223,040 226,268 222,001 226,366 228,118 226,970 222,036 205,462
2015 256,949 229,473 229,317 231,164 224,660 233,832 237,200 234,449 240,074 243,418 237,012 225,459
2016 260,889 241,206 236,843 243,958 254,506 216,326 260,952 248,133 254,858 245,298 252,824 259,738
2017 264,310 260,122 262,192 261,436 260,902 267,070 267,812 269,612 260,729 272,776 282,070 267,655
2018 297,586 285,342 289,145 285,433 291,926 296,177 292,202 296,131 291,231 286,622 291,106 296,119
2019 277,317 298,253 300,259 292,614 285,547 290,506 282,573 292,273 292,756 299,023 293,781 309,607
2020 282,802 300,705 257,673 234,838 294,957 377,081 552,748 485,701 437,527 414,335 395,397 347,651
2021 481,831 428,386 453,239 489,592 498,839 448,782 445,252 428,523 432,170 431,427 431,017 418,884
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: August 12, 2022