Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1894-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1939 (5)--Original Data, 1939-1958. 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. Continuity Of Figures Is Not Affected By The 1939 And 1940 Changes. A Revision Of March, 1940, Led To A More Complete Coverage Of Voluntary Discontinuances With Losses To Creditors And Of Small Failures Not Previously Covered By Dun And Bradstreet (See Source, March, 1940). Source: Dun And Bradstreet, Inc., Data For 1938-October, 1957: Dun'S Statistical Review; Thereafter Data Furnished By Monthly Business Failures, 1958
This NBER data series m09068c appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09068c
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Business Failures, Manufacturing Companies With Liabilities Under One Hundred Thousand Dollars for United States [M0968CUSM474NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0968CUSM474NNBR/, August 31, 2015.