Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1894-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (5)--Original Data, 1939-1958. This Segment 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). A Reclassification Of Subgroups, Used In Government Statistics, Was Instituted In 1940: Bakeries With Retail Outlets Were Transferred From Manufacturing To Retail Trade. Liabilities Of That Group Were About $786,000 In 1940 (See Source, March, 1941). The Continuity Of The Data Was Not Affected. This Segment Is Also Available For The Survey Of Current Business 1942 Supplement, And Following Monthly Issues. Source: Dun And Bradstreet, Inc., Dun'S Statistical Review For Data Through 1947; The Survey Of Current Business For 1948-1954 Data; Thereafter, Data Furnished By Dun'S Statistical Review And "Monthly Business Failures."
This NBER data series m09035c appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09035c
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Liabilities of Business Failures, Trading Companies for United States [M0935CUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0935CUSM144NNBR/, July 4, 2015.