Synthetic LBD

Category
Jobs

Brief overview
The Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database (SynLBD) provides a synthetic longitudinal business micro-level database created from the U.S. Census.  It contains no geographic or firm-level information but it does provide establishment data from all sectors from 1976 – 2000.

Level
Establishment level data

Coverage
21 million establishments from 1976-2000 are included.

Measures
Synthesizes information on establishments’ employment, payroll, birth and death years, and industrial classification.

Frequency
Still in beta stage, data are available from 1976-2000 currently.

Method
Generated by fitting models based on confidential data and simulating replacement values for those models.  They have been tested for disclosure risk.

For additional information
Census Synthetic LBD

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