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Release Date:
June 10, 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 Unpublished estimates derived from this table by subtraction are subject to this same limitation and should not be attributed to the U.S. Census Bureau.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
2020 282,488 299,878 258,163 234,362 296,594 371,812 551,657 476,532 432,199 408,164 391,133 343,688
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
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
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: June 21, 2021