U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Skip Header


Experimental Data Products
Experimental Data Products

What are Experimental Data Products?

What are Experimental Data Products?

Experimental data products are innovative statistical products created using new data sources or methodologies that benefit data users in the absence of other relevant products. We are seeking feedback from data users and stakeholders on the quality and usefulness of these new products.

The development of experimental data is one important path towards the creation of new, regularly occurring statistical products. When resources permit, experimental data products that meet our quality standards and demonstrate sufficient user demand may enter regular production and will be included on this page as Permanent Products.

Census Bureau experimental data may not meet all of our quality standards. Because of this, we clearly identify experimental data products and include methodology and supporting research with their release.

Experimental Data Products

Experimental Data Product
Experimental Business Dynamics Statistics (EXP-BDS)
A suite of experimental business dynamics statistics created from new data linkages in the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) infrastructure.
Experimental Data Product
Monthly Real Dollar Estimates of Wholesale Sales
The Census Bureau has released the monthly real dollar estimates of wholesale sales as an experimental data product.
Experimental Data Product
Household Pulse Survey
The new Household Pulse Survey is designed to deploy quickly, and efficiently collect data on how people’s lives have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Experimental Data Product
Manufacturing Industrial Robotic Equipment
Data on the presence of robots, workers exposed to robots, capital expenditures for industrial robotic equipment, and plant size distributional statistics.
Experimental Data Product
Business Trends and Outlook Survey (BTOS) Data
Provides insights with timely, high frequency data across all nonfarm sectors of the economy.
Experimental Data Product
Small Business Pulse Survey
Measures the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on our nation’s small businesses.
Experimental Data Product
2019 Capital Expenditures for Robotic Equipment
New annual data by kind of business that provides additional detail to the national level estimates measuring investment in machinery and equipment.
Experimental Data Product
Commodity Flow Survey Subarea Estimates
This product provides additional geographic granularity to existing Commodity Flow Survey Estimates.
Experimental Data Product
Selected Monthly State Tax Collections
The Monthly State Tax Collections is the new monthly measure of state government tax collections for selected taxes.
Experimental Data Product
Monthly State Retail Sales
The Census Bureau has released the Monthly State Retail Sales (MSRS) an experimental data product featuring monthly state-level retail sales.
Experimental Data Product
2018 Robotic Equipment Expenditures
New annual data by kind of business that provides additional detail to the national level estimates measuring investment in machinery and equipment.
Experimental Data Product
Veteran Employment Outcomes
Veteran Employment Outcomes (VEO) are new experimental Census Bureau statistics on labor market outcomes for recent Army veterans.
Experimental Data Product
Weekly Business Formation Statistics
High-frequency data providing a picture of early-stage business formation activity.
Experimental Data Product
Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO)
PSEO data provide earnings and employment outcomes for college and university graduates by degree level, degree major, and post-secondary institution
Experimental Data Product
Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP)
Experimental data on within-industry dispersion in productivity for the manufacturing sector.

Permanent Products

These products are former Experimental Data Products that have been reviewed and approved to become permanent.

Top

Back to Header