New Updates to Census Business Builder

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New Updates to Census Business Builder

The U.S. Census Bureau released improvements to Census Business Builder (CBB). Census Business Builder version 2.6 now includes up-to-date employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Both the Small Business Edition and the Regional Analyst Edition of CBB will now feature data on employment and wages from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages for the nation, states and counties. This update provides timely data to help business owners compare quarterly employment rates and weekly wages, and learn how their business compares to other businesses like them.

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Along with new data from BLS, updated 2018 Building Permits, labor force data from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI), and consumer spending data are available.

Additional updates to the tools include:

  • New employment size and receipts size breakouts from County Business Patterns and Nonemployer Statistics.
  • New data on labor force by worker age from the QWI.

For the Regional Analyst Edition:

  • There are new drawing tools to simplify selecting areas of interest for a region and direct links to the Region Part Reports from the summary report.
  • Data are now available at the two- and three-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis.

About Census Business Builder

The Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

Updates to CBB are based on user feedback. To submit user feedback, email census.cofb@census.gov.