Economists say they’re not sure why the number of businesses closed in January has gone up so dramatically.
But the answer is not as simple as just keeping businesses open.
In fact, the Federal Reserve is predicting that there will be more business closures as businesses close.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its economic impact statement on January 1, which is typically the first time that businesses are surveyed.
The statement has been used to assess the economic impact of a given year since the government started keeping such information in 1982.
The latest version of the economic statement, released Thursday, included a major release that focused on January’s changes.
The headline headline reads: The number of firms closed in February was 5.1 million.
It said that business closures in January were 5.2 million and that business closings in February were 6.6 million.
The chart above shows the number for February.
The bottom line shows the difference between January and February.
Business closures have been a huge driver of the U.S. economy since the financial crisis, but they have also had a negative impact on the job market.
Many businesses have shut down in recent years because of higher interest rates and other factors.