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Annual Survey of Governments, 1984: Employment Statistics (ICPSR 8482)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


State and local government employment data are provided in this file. Full- and part-time employment, full-time equivalency, and payroll statistics are included. Data are supplied by type of government and by function. Governmental functions include education, police and fire protection, financial and central administration, judiciary, utilities, public welfare, parks and recreation, health care, transit, and natural resources. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) codes are given for local governments in metropolitan areas.

Series: Annual Survey of Governments Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ANNUAL SURVEY OF GOVERNMENTS, 1984: EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08482.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08482.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, cities, education, full time employment, government employees, government expenditures, government services, labor costs, local government, municipal services, municipal expenditures, part time employment, public administration, public safety, public transportation, public utilities, school districts, state government, retirement plans, townships, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984-10

Universe:    State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

There are six "record types" in this file, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics.


Sample:    The universe is represented by a sample of approximately 20,000 local governments plus the 50 state governments and the District of Columbia. Prior year data were used for nonrespondent governments.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms mailed to governmental units


Original ICPSR Release:   1986-06-06

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