September 23, 2021

Reference: U.S. Census Releases New Business Dynamics Data, Visualization Tools and Infographic Also Available

From the U.S. Census:

The Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firm startups, and job creation and loss from 1976 to 2014 by firm size, firm age, industrial sector, state and metropolitan statistical area.

These statistics provide snapshots of current and historical U.S. entrepreneurial activity, plus geographic and industry detail about where jobs are being created and lost in the U.S. economy.

Data tables are available by firm characteristics and establishment characteristics, as well as through the application programming interface. The application programming interface provides easier access to data products, allowing developers to customize Census Bureau statistics to create a variety of applications and tools.

Business Dynamics Statistics visualization tools allow users to analyze the data easily with a variety of graphical interfaces.

An infographic with a focus on job creation from startups accompanies this release. The infographic uses data from the Business Dynamics Statistics to show the number and proportion of new jobs created by startups at the national and metropolitan area levels. As part of the infographic, a metropolitan area-level map shows the spectrum of startups’ contribution to metropolitan area employment. The underlying data with the individual startup rates are available for all metropolitan areas as well as for the top 20 metropolitan areas based on total employment.

Measuring America: Startups and Job Creations in the United States

Source: U.S. Census

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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