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Labor Statistics & Data

A guide to help researchers find numbers and data related to topics in labor studies

Start Here: Establisments

How is the data collected?

The Business Register is the Census Bureau’s source of information on employer establishments.  A company operating at more than one location is required to file a separate report for each location or establishment. Companies engaged in distinctly different lines of activity at one location are requested to submit separate reports, if the business records permit such a separation, and if the activities are substantial in size.

NAICS/SIC

It helps to know the industry code for your company before trying to find establishment or enterprise statistics.  

Census FAQ

The Census has a nice page of frequently asked questions for business statistics.  

US Economic Census

Annual Statistics Programs

The Current Employment Statistics Program is a federal-state cooperative program. The CES survey is based on approximately 146,000 businesses and government agencies representing approximately 623,000 worksites throughout the United States.

United States Establishment Surveys