Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Release: Business Formation Statistics
The Business Formation Statistics are now released on a monthly basis, and the quarterly series will no longer be updated. See BAHBATOTALSAUS for an alternative.
Business Applications (BA) that have a high propensity of turning into businesses with payroll. The identification of high-propensity applications is based on the characteristics of applications revealed on the IRS Form SS-4 that are associated with a high rate of business formation. High-propensity applications include applications: (a) for a corporate entity, (b) that indicate they are hiring employees, purchasing a business or changing organizational type, (c) that provide a first wages-paid date (planned wages); or (d) that have a NAICS industry code in manufacturing (31-33), retail stores (44), health care (62), or restaurants/food service (72).
U.S. Census Bureau, High-Propensity Business Applications for the United States (DISCONTINUED) [HPBUSAPPSAUS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/HPBUSAPPSAUS, May 31, 2023.