U.S. Census Bureau Releases Latest Data on Its Small Business Pulse Survey

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released an update for its Small Business Pulse Survey (Photo by Kaique Rocha from Pexels)

NATIONWIDE — The U.S. Census Bureau (USCB has released the most recent results of its Small Business Pulse Survey.

The period in which the survey covers is Oct. 10-17. For this data collection period, the results are as follows (courtesy of USCB):

  • 46.5% of U.S. Manufacturing Small Businesses think they will need to identify new supply chain options in the next 6 months. The national average for this statistic was 23.2%
  • 19.3% of U.S. Accommodation & Food Services Small Businesses report a decrease in the number of paid employees in the last week. The national average for this statistic was 11.3%
  • U.S. Small Businesses in Utilities (44.0%), Finance & Insurance (43.4%), & Real Estate (37.7%) report little or no effect on business from the coronavirus pandemic. The national average for this statistic was 23.5%
  • U.S. Small Businesses continue to experience supplier delays. 45.7% experienced domestic supplier delays in the last week. For responses collected 9/27-10/3, this statistic was 44.2%
  • 23.0% of U.S. Small Businesses had difficulty locating alternate domestic suppliers in the last week. For responses collected 9/27-10/3, this statistic was 22.0%
  • 20.9% of U.S. Small Businesses experienced a moderate decrease in number of paid employees compared to what was normal before 3/13/2020. For responses collected 9/27-10/3, this statistic was 21.5%
  • 12.1% of U.S. Small Businesses required employees to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination before physically coming to work in the last week. For responses collected 9/27-10/3, this statistic was 11.6%
  • 30.0% of U.S. Small Businesses experienced a large increase in prices they pay for goods and services compared to what was normal before 3/13/2020. For responses collected 9/27-10/3, this statistic was 28.9%

For more on this survey and other data collected through USCB, visit the department’s Census COVID-19 Data Hub.

 

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