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County Business Patterns, 1988 [United States]: U.S. Summary, State, and County Data (ICPSR 9711) RSS

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The total number of business establishments, mid-March employment figures, and first quarter and annual payrolls are supplied in this collection at the county, state, and national levels. Also provided are data on the number of establishments by employment-size class.

Series: County Business Patterns [United States] Series

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WARNING: Because this study has many datasets, the download all files option has been suppressed, and you will need to download one dataset at a time.

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  1988 File 1B (United States Summary Data) - Download All Files (5.6 MB)
DS2:  1988 File 1B (State Summary Data) - Download All Files (19.7 MB)
DS3:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 1 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (10 MB)
DS4:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 2 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (16.2 MB)
DS5:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 3 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (27.4 MB)
DS6:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 4 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (24.8 MB)
DS7:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 5 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (30.6 MB)
DS8:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 6 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (18.5 MB)
DS9:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 7 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (22.3 MB)
DS10:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 8 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (14.7 MB)
DS11:  1988 File 2, Census Geographic Division 9 (County Summary Data) - Download All Files (14.3 MB)
DS12:  1988 SIC Reference Code List - Download All Files (5.3 MB)

Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. COUNTY BUSINESS PATTERNS, 1988 [UNITED STATES]: U.S. SUMMARY, STATE, AND COUNTY DATA. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09711.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:  

  • 1988

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988

Universe:   All business establishments with one or more paid employees in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, excluding agriculture production, railroad, government, or household employment.

Data Types:   aggregate data


Data Source:

(1) United States Bureau of the Census economic surveys, the Annual Company Organization Survey, and the Annual Survey of Manufacturers, and (2) United States Internal Revenue Service Quarterly Payroll Files

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 13 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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