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2022 Economic Census Mail Out Begins: Data Helps Shape Decisions on Health of Economy

Mailout of the 2022 Economic Census has begun! The Economic Census serves as the cornerstone of the nation’s economic statistics and the information it collects helps shape decisions that affect the health of the economy. Sent to over 4 million business locations, this provides the most comprehensive data available at the national, state, and local level, representing most industries and geographies.

Most people know that the U.S. Census Bureau measures the nation’s population once every 10 years. But fewer know that every five years, it conducts another important survey that measures the nation’s businesses to give us a comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity across more than 21,000 geographic areas.

The statistics it collects will cover 19 economic sectors that encompass 950 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries. Businesses asked to participate should respond by March 15, 2023.

To learn more about responding to the 2022 Economic Census, visit 2022 Information for Respondents to the Economic Census. Information about the 2022 Economic Census is available at 2022 Economic Census.

The 2022 Economic Census is conducted in 2023 but is based on 2022 data.

Continue reading to learn more about:

  • Who will receive the 2022 Economic Census
  • The cornerstone of economic statistics
  • The unique nature of the Economic Census
  • How the Economic Census helps everyone
  • Overview of 2022 Economic Census (video)
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