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Number of Business Failures, Trading Companies for United States (M0931BUSM474NNBR)


Dec 1939: 598  
Updated: Aug 17, 2012


Number of Concerns,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Number of Concerns, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1894-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (3)--Original Data, 1939-1958. In September, 1938, The Separate Classifications Of Reorganization Cases Was Discontinued Subsequent To Elimination Of Paragraph 77-B From The National Bankruptcy Act. These Data Were Revised Accordingly, Beginning In June, 1934. (See Dun'S Statistical Review, February, 1939). The Coverage Ends In March, 1940. The Following Segment (V 130) Represents A Better Coverage Of Voluntary Discontinuances With Losses To Creditors And Of Small Failures Not Previously Covered By Dun And Bradstreet'S Branch Offices (See Source, March, 1940). Source: Dun And Bradstreet, Inc., Data For 1934-August, 1937: Unpublished Data Obtained Directly From Dun And Bradstreet; Data For September, 1937-1939: Dun'S Statistical Review.

This NBER data series m09031b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at

NBER Indicator: m09031b

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Business Failures, Trading Companies for United States [M0931BUSM474NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, December 5, 2020.


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