Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-028-026-2-1-United States-USCEN-1991

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: County business patterns, 1991 [United States]: U.S. summary, state and county data [CD-ROM version].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CBP1991

Date Accessioned: 12/16/2005

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This copy was made from a depository CD-Rom borrowed from the State Historical Society Library (SHSL). Its call number is C3.204/4:991-92. Data files are in dBASE format. They can be read by Microsoft Access. The CBP.exe, a data retrival program, is not installed on the public-used PCs at DPLS. This CD-Rom contains complete set of the CBP data for 1991 in two-, three- and four-digit levels of the SIC system. The CBP download page only provides two-digit SIC summary of the data. 4/2006 A data extracting program, Extract is not installed on the current public-use PCs in DPLS. Users are recommended to use the dBASE files on the CD-Rom. Users need to Work with a statistical consultant to convert these dBASE files to a format they can use.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 11/30/2005

Documentation: Machine-readable only.

Abstract: The county business patterns provides annual data on total number of establishments, mid-March employment, first quarter and annual payrolls, and number of establishments by employment-size. U.S.-level, state-level and county-level data are tabulated by industry as defined in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual: 1987. It covers most economic divisions of the nation: agricultural services, mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, public utilities, wholesale trade, retail trade, finance, insurance, real estate and services. County business patterns is the only series that provides annual subnational data by two-, three- and four-digit levels of the SIC system. The series is useful for making basic economic studies of small areas, for analyzing the industrial structure of regions, and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. County business patterns basic data items are extracted from the Standard Establishment List, a file of all known single-and multi-establishment companies maintained and updated by the Bureau of the Census.

Media/File Reports:

7005 (CD-ROM)
7004 (CD-ROM)