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Archive data for establishment size by sector (New)


This database reports the establishment size by sector. Its source is the Business Dynamic Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) includes measures of establishment openings and closings, firm startups, job creation and destruction by firm size, age, and industrial sector, and several other statistics on business dynamics. The U.S. economy is comprised of over 6 million establishments with paid employees. The population of these businesses is constantly churning –– some businesses grow, others decline and yet others close. New businesses are constantly replenishing this pool. The BDS series provide annual statistics on gross job gains and losses for the entire economy and by industrial sector and state. These data track changes in employment at the establishment level, and thus provide a picture of the dynamics underlying aggregate net employment growth.

Series Begins/Ends: 1977 - 2010

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Updated:  Apr. 29, 2013 Next update: None

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 1 to 4  5 to 9  10 to 19
 20 to 49  50 to 99  100 to 249
 250 to 499  500 to 999  1000+
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