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Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: March 29, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.40

From Topics  /  Business and Economy  /  About Small Business:

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need data to make informed decisions about opening or growing a business. The Census Bureau’s business statistics profile firms with and without paid employees by NAICS industry for varying levels of geography.

Here you will find detailed statistics about U.S. businesses. Statistics are available on the characteristics of the businesses: NAICS industry, geographic location, size, age, and much more.

Businesses are dynamic and the Census Bureau produces extensive information quarterly and annually about how firms with employees change in terms of their location, structure, employment, and jobs. Information about business births, deaths, job flows, and worker characteristics highlight the ever-changing business environment.

Data tools make it easy for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to use Census Bureau demographic and economic statistics to grow their businesses and compare their operations with other businesses in their geographic area or industry.

Key Stats

Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).  

Note: The table above is cropped to list the rows for all establishments in the United States. Several columns are hidden. NAICS code 00 reflects the sum of all the economic activity for all sectors. Click on the image for the full table.

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From Topics  /  Business and Economy  /  Small Business: Here you will find detailed statistics about U.S. businesses that are essential to help small businesses succeed and grow.

About Us: Part of the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau, the LEHD program produces cost effective, public-use information combining federal, state and Census Bureau data on employers and employees under the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership. State and local authorities increasingly need detailed local information about their economies to make informed decisions.

Note: Job-to-Job Flows Explorer is a web-based analysis tool that enables comprehensive access to an innovative set of statistics on worker reallocation in the United States. Workers often build their careers through job-hopping and this flow between jobs are a primary means by which workers move up their career ladders.

Note: OnTheMap is a web-based mapping and reporting application that lists where workers are employed and where they live. It also provides companion reports on age, earnings, industry distributions, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and sex.

Note: QWI Explorer is a web-based analysis tool that enables comprehensive access to the full depth and breadth of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) dataset. Through charts, maps, and interactive tables, users can compare, rank and aggregate QWIs across time, geography, firm, and worker characteristics on the fly. Here is a detailed example of Firm Size.

Source: Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS), 2020 back to 1978.

Note: Under “Settings” and “X-AXIS,” select from the drop down menu “Firm Size,” “Establishment Size,” “Initial Firm Size,” or “Initial Establishment Size.” Sizes are 1 to 19, 20 to 499, and 500 or more.

Source: Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS): Tracking Changes During The Coronavirus Pandemic.

Note: The target population is all nonfarm, single-location employer businesses with 1-499 employees and receipts of $1,000 or more in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB) 2019 back to 1988.

About this Program: Nonemployer Statistics (NES) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax. The data consist of the number of businesses and total receipts by industry. Most nonemployers are self-employed individuals operating unincorporated businesses (known as sole proprietorships).

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