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Annual Survey of Governments, 1987: Employment Statistics (ICPSR 9298)

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


Federal, 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 (Federal, state, county, municipality, township, special district, and school district) and by function. Governmental functions include education (elementary, secondary, and higher education), police and fire protection, financial administration, judicial and legal functions, highways, solid waste management and sewage, libraries, air and water transportation and terminals, state liquor stores, social insurance administration, housing and community development, utilities, public welfare, parks and recreation, health care, transit, and natural resources.

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, 1987: EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09298.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09298.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:   

  • 1987-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-10

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 seven "record types" in this file, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit: federal, state, county, municipality, township, special district, and school district. All seven record types have the same technical characteristics. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry (FIPS) SMSA codes.


Sample:    The universe is represented by a sample, drawn from the 1982 Census of Governments, of approximately 22,000 local governments plus the governments of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms mailed to governmental units


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-05-09


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