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Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: March 29, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.39

From Topics > Business > Small Business > About: 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 and for varying levels of geography.

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

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 makes 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.

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Note: The table above is cropped to show just the rows for the United States. Four columns are hidden: State, NAICS, Employment Noise Flag, and Annual Payroll Noise Flag. Click on the image for the full table.

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From Topics > Business > 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 these flows 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 shows 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, and/or firm and worker characteristics on the fly. Here is a detailed example of Firm Size.

Source: Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) program, 2019 back to 1978.

Note: Under “Settings,” “X-AXIS,” select from the dropdown 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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