Annual Survey of Governments, 1985: Employment Statistics (ICPSR 8688)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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


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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 and by function. Governmental functions include education (elementary, secondary, and higher education), police and fire protection, financial and central administration, judicial and legal, utilities, public welfare, parks and recreation, health care, transit, and natural resources.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Annual Survey of Governments, 1985:  Employment Statistics. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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There are six "record types" in this file, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry (FIPS) SMSA codes.

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.

State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.

self-enumerated forms mailed to governmental units

survey data




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