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U.S. Startups Create Jobs at Higher Rates, Older Large Firms Employ Most Workers
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics show how the age and size of firms contributed to job creation and employment shares from 1976 to 2019.
Business and Economy
Census Bureau Serves Hearty Spread of Holiday Food Industry Statistics
Data reveal the business of the holiday food industry from agriculture to manufacturing to wholesalers and retailers.
Small Business Pulse Survey Reveals Price Increases by Sector
Phase 6 wrapped up October 17 and Phase 7 went into the field November 15. Will Phase 7 show that these economic trends are continuing?
Manufacturing Remains One of the Top Five Largest Employment Sectors
This year marks the Census Bureau’s 10th anniversary celebration of Manufacturing Week beginning today and ending Friday on Manufacturing Day.
Manufacturing Industries That Make Materials to Build, Furnish a Home
The Annual Survey of Manufactures has a new interactive visualization that showcases housing-related manufacturing in America.
U.S. Small Businesses Suffer Supply Chain Disruptions
Over 60% of manufacturers responding to the Small Business Pulse Survey saw disruptions in domestic supplies and 39% need to identify new supply options.
Video Game Consoles: From Manufacturing to Players’ Hands
Census Bureau’s Economic Indicators data capture earliest measurements of newest generation video game console supply chain.
The Dough in Doughnuts
During National Doughnut Month, we look at the manufacturing of doughnut-making machines through U.S. Census Bureau data.
Not All Industries Experienced Declines During the Pandemic
Estimates from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Services Survey show that some industries grew despite the pandemic while others saw declining revenue.
Consumers Turn To Biking for Safe Fun and Exercise During Pandemic
Stay-at-home orders and shuttered fitness clubs amid COVID pandemic up demand for bicycles, leading to bike shortages and higher prices.
Think Online Retail Is the Largest E-Commerce Sector? Think Again
Manufacturing ranked first in e-commerce shipments in 2018, making up $4.0 trillion of the $6.0 trillion in total value of manufacturing shipments.
How Much Do Businesses Spend on Innovation to Stay Competitive?
The Census Bureau’s Annual Capital Expenditures Survey shows how much businesses spent to innovate and stay competitive, including investment in robotics.
The 2019 Annual Survey of Manufactures Includes State Level Data
The latest Annual Survey of Manufactures is now available and an updated infographic outlines total value of shipments in the U.S. manufacturing sector.
Retail Trade Is the Top Sector in the Five U.S. Territories
Recently released data from the Census Bureau’s 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas show economies of these territories mirror the U.S. economy in many ways.
Manufacturing Faces a Labor Shortage as Workforce Ages
Nearly one-fourth of the manufacturing workforce is age 55 or older and retaining and attracting workers is a challenge.
2017 Economic Census Data Breaks Out Industry Growth, Changes By State
State and local data from the Census Bureau’s 2017 Economic Census provide insight into the businesses that are vital to our economy.
Manufacturing Still Among Top Five U.S. Employers
Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day showcases the contributions of a key economic sector.
RVs: A Way to See America From the Safety of Your Own “Home”
Americans embrace recreational vehicles as sales have grown steadily for years.
What Drives Productivity Growth?
The Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics teamed up to create Dispersion Statistics on Productivity, to measure productivity and economic performance.
Manufacturing Day: Recognizing the Sector’s Impact on the U.S. Economy
Census Bureau shares a wealth of manufacturing data to celebrate the contributions of this vital economic sector on Manufacturing Day this Friday.
Who Knew? 2017 Economic Census Data Released Over 18 Months
Wondering what will be included in the 2017 Economic Census First Look? And how detailed will it get? Listen to this podcast and get the answer.
America Keeps on Truckin’
More than 3.5 million people are truck drivers, an all-time high. Driving trucks is one of the largest occupations in the nation.
Who Would Buy Your Products Overseas?
The Census Bureau’s Global Market Finder interactive tool quickly tells you the biggest export markets by product and destination.
Quarterly Financial Report Shows Possible Impact of Tax Law Changes
Profits in some sectors have varied as a result of recent changes in the tax law.
How Many Work in Manufacturing?
The Annual Survey of Manufactures shows manufacturing receipts and how many are employed in manufacturing by state and by sector.
America’s Love Affair With Craft Beer
Every one of the 50 states and over a quarter of all counties have at least one brewery.
Manufacturing Week Begins
Manufacturing plays a major role in the U.S. economy. See its impact on everything from employment and payroll to exports in a series of snapshots.
Cheers to the Alcohol Industry!
The U.S. alcohol industry is measured in multiple economic surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, serving up new rounds of alcohol data.
Why New Data on Durable Goods Matter
This month, the Census Bureau will start releasing historical time series on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders.
Economic Census: Measuring America’s Ever-Changing Economy
The 2017 Economic Census is the first to capture detailed products (goods and services) across all industries, such as grocery stores that also sell gasoline.