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Public-Use Data

CES research has led to the development of a number of innovative public-use products, which combine and enhance existing surveys and administrative data. Most of the data products listed below have an associated working paper containing methodology and additional documentation, visit the CES Working Paper Series for more information.


Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS)
Tabulations of establishment openings/closings, firm startups/shutdowns, and job creation/destruction, with unique information on firm age and firm size.

Business Formation Statistics (BFS)
Tabulations on business applications and formations in the U.S. at quarterly frequency, including projections for recent and future quarters.

Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP)
Statistics on within-industry dispersion in productivity for the manufacturing sector.

Experimental Business Dynamics Statistics (EXP-BDS)
Experimental statistics created from new data linkages in the LBD/BDS data infrastructure.

Job-to-Job Flows (J2J)
Hires and separations due to job change and flows in and out of employment. Includes origin and destination job characteristics for workers changing jobs.

LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES)
Origin-destination data linking workers' home and employment locations at the census block level, which are also available in the OnTheMap visualization tool.

National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS)
An analytical research database for the purpose of studying the effect of demographic and socio-economic differentials on U.S. mortality rates.

Opportunity Atlas Data Tables
Statistics on social mobility by Census tract, county, and commuting zone.

Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO)
Experimental statistics on the earnings and employment outcomes of graduates of post-secondary institutions in the United States.

Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)
Employment, job flows, and wages by detailed worker demographics and employer characteristics.

Race and Economic Opportunity Data Tables
Statistics on race and economic mobility.

Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database (SynLBD)
Synthetic microdata on all U.S. establishments.

Veteran Employment Outcomes (VEO)
Experimental statistics on the earnings and employment outcomes of U.S. Army Veterans.

Young Adult Migration Data Tables
Statistics on young adult migration by commuting zone, race, and parental income.

Page Last Revised - October 17, 2023
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