Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1894-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1962. In September, 1938 The Separate Classification Of Reorganization Cases Was Discontinued, Subsequent To Elimination Of Paragraph 77-B From The National Bankruptcy Act, And The Data Were Revised Accordingly Back To June, 1934 (See Dun'S Statistical Review, February, 1939). 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. The Continuity Of Figures Are Not Affected By 1939 And 1940 Changes. Source: Dun And Bradstreet, Inc., Unpublished For 1934-August, 1937 Data; Duns' Statistical Review, For September, 1937-December, 1957; Thereafter, Data Furnished By "Monthly Business Failures," Released By The Business Economics Department, Dun And Bradstreet, Inc.
This NBER data series m09069b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09069b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Business Failures, Manufacturing Companies With Liabilities Over One Hundred Thousand Dollars for United States [M0969BUSM474NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0969BUSM474NNBR/, July 6, 2015.