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County Business Patterns: What information can I find in the County Business Patterns?

County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual data series that provides the number of business establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. The data are organized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  The data are also available by Legal Form of Organization at the U.S. level and by employment size class.
ZIP Code Business Patterns (ZBP) are published shortly after the release of CBP. ZBP provides the number of establishments by employment-size classes by detailed NAICS industry.

CBP and ZBP cover most of the country's economic activity on an establishment level, with a few noted exclusions.

For annual data on businesses without employees, refer to the Nonemployer Statistics webpage.

Keywords: CBP


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