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Business and Economic
In addition to providing a wealth of household economic information (rent/mortgage, income, etc) through the databases linked on the previous tab, the Census Bureau also conducts various other surveys relating to economic issues. Older, print versions of these reports can be found by searching Oskicat for the title, or year and title (such as the 2002 Economic Census).
Conducted every 5 years (in years in ending in -2 and -7), provides a wealth of information on various industries, businesses, etc.
County Business Patterns
Annual survey of industries and business by county.
Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons
Conducted since 1972 on the same years as the Economic Census, provides information about business owners. Great source of statistics on business owners by race and gender.
Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS)
Provides annual measures of business dynamics (such as job creation and destruction and firm startups and shutdowns) aggregated by establishment and firm characteristics.
North American Industrial Classification Code is a 6-digit code breakdown of every industry and sub-industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico. An older version of this is called SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) and applied to the U.S. only.
The United States Census of Agriculture is not currently done by the Census Bureau, but instead by the Department of Agriculture.
Current Population Survey
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is one of the oldest, largest, and most well-recognized surveys in the United States and provides information on employment, earnings, and education. The CPS has been done by the Census and Department of Labor since the 1940's (earlier reports done by the Department of Labor go back to the 1930's). Sometimes, the older reports are called "Special Census." Also be sure to check out the various supplements done each month.
Provides access to current CPS data.
CPS Utilities is a collection of data CD's that provide access to the monthly supplemental reports, some going back to 1960's. Available in the Library's Data Lab.