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County Business Patterns, 1994 [United States]: U.S. Summary, State and County Data (ICPSR 2280)

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The total number of business establishments, mid-March employment figures, and first quarter and annual payrolls are supplied in this data collection at the county, state, and national levels. Also provided are data on the number of establishments by employment-size class. Data are provided for most divisions of the economy, including agricultural services, mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, public utilities, wholesale trade, retail trade, finance, insurance, real estate, and services. However, data are not included for agriculture production, railroad, government, or household employment.

Series: County Business Patterns [United States] Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. COUNTY BUSINESS PATTERNS, 1994 [UNITED STATES]: U.S. SUMMARY, STATE AND COUNTY DATA. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02280.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   agricultural services, business conditions, businesses, construction industry, counties, economic conditions, employment, finance, manufacturing industry, mining industry, public utilities, real estate, retail industry, service industry, trade, transportation, wages and salaries

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1994

Date of Collection:  

  • 1994

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

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Sample:   All business establishments with one or more paid employees in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and counties, excluding agriculture production, railroad, government, and household employment. Government hospitals were included beginning with the 1989 data.

Data Source:

Standard Statistical Establishment List, Annual Company Organization Survey, Annual Survey of Manufactures, Current Business Surveys, United States Internal Revenue Service administrative records, and the Social Security Administration

Restrictions: In accordance with U.S. Code, Title 13, Section 9, no data are published that would disclose the operations of an individual employer. However, the number of establishments in a kind of business classification and the distribution of these establishments by employment-size class are not considered to be disclosures, and so this information may be released.


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  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 12 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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