Census Bureau Economic Surveys are a key source for official statistics companies can use:
- Monthly and Quarterly are small sample surveys that provide the most TIMELY data available
- Annual surveys have larger samples and provide the most up-to-date TREND data available
- Every 5 years, the Economic Census measures all businesses and provides the most COMPREHENSIVE data available
These surveys set the standard for U.S. economic statistics, and are fueled by the data provided by individual businesses.