Business Failure Rates 1946-1964

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce and Dun & Bradstreet

YEAR Business
Failure
Rate
YEAR Business
Failure
Rate
1946 5.2 1956 48.0
1947 14.3 1957 51.7
1948 20.4 1958 55.9
1949 34.4 1959 51.8
1950 34.3 1960 57.0
1951 30.7 1961 64.4
1952 28.7 1963 60.8
1953 33.2 1963 56.3
1954 42.0 1964 53.2
1955 41.6