The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from the fifth phase of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS). Data collection began May 17. Results will be released weekly May 27 to July 22. The SBPS includes questions on small business operations and finances, requests and receipt of assistance, COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, measures of overall well-being, and expectations for recovery.
Weekly data are available at the national, sector, state and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) level for the largest MSAs and Puerto Rico through the SBPS interactive tool and downloadable files. Sector and subsector data are also available. The SBPS collects near real-time data on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on small businesses. These data inform federal and state decision-making.