Census of Governments, 1977: Employment Summary Statistics (ICPSR 8117)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

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



Version V1

This data collection contains October 1977 employment and payroll figures by function for state and local governments. Full-time and part-time employment and payrolls are shown for corrections, education, administration, fire protection, health, libraries, police, public welfare, utilities, parks, transit, sewage, and highways. Data are also included for labor-management relations, employee benefits, health, hospital or disability insurance, and life insurance. There are seven files in this data collection. Parts 1-5 provide data for each individual state and local government. Part 6 includes data for county areas (local governmental units within each county). Part 7 contains a United States summary and state summaries for the following types of governments: state and local government total, state government, local government total, local governments in standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs), counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Governments, 1977:  Employment Summary Statistics. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08117.v1

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All from the universe except special district governments with less than five full-time employees and municipal and township governments with less than 2,500 residents, unless they had a dependent school system.

The 50 state governments and approximately 80,000 local units of government identified in the governmental organization phase of the Census.

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2006-01-18 File CB8117.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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