County Business Patterns, 1978 [United States]: U.S. Summary, State, and County Data (ICPSR 8441)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

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


Version V1

The total number of business establishments, mid-March employment figures, and first-quarter and annual payrolls are supplied in this collection at the county, state, and national levels. Also provided are data on the number of establishments by employment-size class.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. County Business Patterns, 1978 [United States]:  U.S. Summary, State, and County Data . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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The United States Summary data are contained in one file. The state-level data are contained in two files. The county data are contained in nine files, with each file corresponding to a Census Division. There is one file containing Standard Industrial Classification codes.

All business establishments in the 50 states and the District of Columbia with one or more paid employees, excluding agriculture production, railroad, government, and household employment.

(1) United States Bureau of the Census economic censuses, the Annual Company Organization Survey, and the Annual Survey of Manufactures, and (2) United States Internal Revenue Service Quarterly Payroll File

aggregate data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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