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http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/POP

Total US population (all ages including armed service personnel) revised and dated through 12-01-08

305737 million – 12-01-08 – (calculated)

Last updated 2006 with explanation of how numbers were derived

Source US Dept of Commerce – Census Bureau

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Number of IRS returns filed for 2006

Individual income tax [1]

138,893,908

Corporation income tax [1]

2,507,728 [2] (excludes S corporations)

Employment taxes [1]

30,740,592

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/article/0,,id=102886,00.html

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http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/00000.html

Civilian labor force, 2006

151,428,000

Total number of firms, 2002

22,974,655

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This is where I start – obviously somewhere there exists newer and more accurate numbers. Maybe in consumer focused industries? chamber of commerce? international knowledge of the US?

Next, I start looking around and thinking about where would need to have the real numbers . . .

– cricketdiane