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Census of Governments, 1982: Employment Summary Statistics (ICPSR 8395)

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


The Employment Summary Statistics dataset is part of the Census of Governments, a complete enumeration of United States governmental units undertaken every five years. This data collection contains the October, 1982 employment and payroll figures for the governments. Data for full- and part-time employment and payrolls are shown for such functions as administration, education, corrections, police, fire protection, utilities, health, public welfare, parks, libraries, sanitation, highways, and transit. Data are also provided for labor-management relations, employee organizations, employee benefits, and unemployment, health, and life insurance. There are four files in this collection. File A provides detailed statistics for each state and local government, File B has the data for local governmental units aggregated by county, and File C has national and state summaries for the following types of governments: (1) State and Local Government Total, (2) State Government, (3) Local Government, (4) Local Governments in SMSA's, (5) Counties, (6) Municipalities, (7) Townships, (8) School Districts, and (9) Special Districts. In addition, the Name and Address File contains name, address, and corresponding government identification code for all of the local governmental units.

Series: Census of Governments Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  File A - Download All Files (298.511 MB) large file
DS2:  File B - Download All Files (17.742 MB)
DS3:  File C - Download All Files (8.374 MB)
DS4:  Name and Address File - Download All Files (26.53 MB)

Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, 1982: EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY STATISTICS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08395.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08395.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, counties, economic conditions, employee benefits, employment, government employees, government expenditures, government revenues, local government, municipal services, municipalities, school districts, state government, townships

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982

Universe:    50 State governments and 82,923 counties, municipalities, school and other districts in existence in the United States as of October 1982.

Data Type(s):    survey data, and aggregate data



Original ICPSR Release:   1985-10-09

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8395.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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