As of Q4 2021, Zip Codes Business Patterns (ZBP) is no longer part of Lightcast’s data processing. It has now been replaced with DatabaseUSA (DBUSA) data. Lightcast updated ZBP data annually until ZBP began making use of a new Census suppression methodology which suppresses data far more heavily than in the past.
For more information, scroll down to the 2021.4 Release Notes and see the note on ZIP Code Employment Breakouts Recency.
For more cautions and best practices for using zip code data, see the Knowledge Base article on ZIP-Level Employment Data.
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