Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1984-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (3)--Original Data, 1939-1948. This Variable Represents A More Complete Coverage Of Voluntary Discontinuances With Losses To Creditors And Of Small Failures Not Previously Covered By Dun And Bradstreet Branch Offices (See Source, March, 1940). Beginning In 1940, There Was A Reclassification Of Subgroups To Conform To The Standard Industrial Classification Used In Government Statistics. Bakeries With Retail Outlets Were Transferred From Manufacturing To Retail Trade. Liabilities Of That Group Were Approximately $786,000 In 1940 (See Source, March, 1941). Continuity Of Figures Not Affected By 1939 And 1940 Changes. Source: Dun And Bradstreet, Inc., Dun'S Statistical Review.
This NBER data series m09034c appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09034c
National Bureau of Economic Research, Liabilities of Business Failures, Manufacturing Companies for United States [M0934CUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0934CUSM144NNBR, August 25, 2016.