Tuesday, October 03, 2006

2002 SBO/2004 Employment Size Data/2005 SB Profiles

2002 SURVEY OF BUSINESS OWNERS (SBO), formerly known as the Surveys of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (SMOBE/SWOBE)
"Half of U.S. Businesses Are Home-Based, Majority of Firms Self-Financed, Census Bureau Reports
The Survey of Business Owners (SBO)...provides statistics that describe the composition of U.S. businesses by gender, Hispanic or Latino origin, and race. Additional statistics include owner's age, education level, veteran status, and primary function in the business; family- and home-based businesses; types of customers and workers; and sources of financing for expansion, capital improvements, or start-up. Economic policymakers in federal, state and local governments use the SBO data to understand conditions of business success and failure by comparing census-to-census changes in business performances and by comparing minority-/nonminority- and women-/men-owned businesses."

Meanwhile, the Census Bureau has also released 2004 employment size data on the number of firms, establishments, employment, and payroll by industry and state. In addition, Metropolitan Statistical Area births, closures, and employment changes by firm size for 2002-2003 were released. The data are located here.

Finally, "newly released data show that in 2005, small businesses represented 99.7 percent of all the nation's employer businesses." See the 2005 Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, listed in the 2006 columns here.

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