Trends and Statistics - Manufacturing

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Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

U.S. Census  Bureau Nonemployer Statistics
Provides periodic statistics that count and profile U.S. businesses with no paid employment and payroll. The United States Code, Titles 13 and 26, authorizes this program.

Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO)
Women-owned businesses are increasing in number, range, diversity and earning power. As women business owners expand their companies, they add increasingly to our national economy.

United States Census Bureau, Survey of Business Owners (SBO)
The Survey of Business Owners (SBO) provides the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on selected economic and demographic characteristics.

Statistics about Business Size (including Small Business) from the U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau does not define small or large business, but provides statistics that allow users to define business categories in any of several ways: in terms of employers and nonemployers, employment size of firms, employment size of establishments, receipts size of firms, and legal form of organizations.