County Business Patterns, 1981 [United States]: U.S. Summary, State, and County Data (ICPSR 8348)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

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


Version V1

This data collection provides summary information on business establishments with at least one paid employee. Information is presented on the number of employees for the mid-March pay period, first quarter total payroll, total annual payroll, number of establishments, and the number of establishments by employment-size classes. Part 12 is a reference file that contains two-, three-, and four-digit standard industrial classification (SIC) titles and codes.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. County Business Patterns, 1981 [United States]: U.S. Summary, State, and County Data. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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The SIC Code List is provided as an ASCII text file, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

All businesses in the United States, excepting agriculture production, railroad, government, and household employment, with one or more paid employees.

Bureau of the Census Standard Statistical Establishment List

administrative records data



2006-01-18 File CB8348.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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