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U.S. Census Bureau Updates Census Business Builder

Release Number CB19-TPS.36
Component ID: #ti491730135

Data Tool Now Includes Employment and Wages for the Nation, States and Counties

AUG. 16, 2019 — 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).

Both the Small Business Edition (SBE) and the Regional Analyst Edition (RAE) 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.

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 (for both SBE and RAE).
  • New data on labor force by worker age from the QWI (for both SBE and RAE).
  • For the RAE, 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.
  • Also for RAE, data are now available at the two- and three-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis.  

Updates to CBB are based on user feedback. To submit user feedback, email <>.

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Component ID: #ti345672291


Jewel Jordan
Public Information Office

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