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Study Report

Study Number: CB-052-002-2-1-United States-USCEN-1992

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Economic census, 1992.  [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: C1-E92-EC1J-07-US1

Date Accessioned: 2/4/2011

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This 1992 Economic Census Report Series Disc 1J CD-Rom (item number C1-E92-EC1J-07-US1) was issued in November 1997. Data files are in dBASE III+ format. They can be accessed using the Extract or GO software on the CD-Rom. These dBASE III+ files can be opened with Microsoft Access 2007. Record layout files are in \DOCUMENT\ subfolders by industries. Extract software is a DOS based program and has not been installed on the public-use PCs in DISC. To learn more about 1992 Economic Census, visit this

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 12/14/2010

Documentation: Machine readable record layout file, introduction, explanation and other document files are organized by industries in \DOCUMENT\ directory.

Abstract: The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy every five years. The census describes industries and geographic areas, including the nation, states, metropolitan areas, counties, cities, and for some sectors, data for ZIP codes. The 1992 Economic Census covers eight sectors of the economy:

  • Retail trade.
  • Wholesale trade.
  • Service industries.
  • Transportation, communications, and utilities.
  • Financial, insurance, and real estate industries.
  • Manufactures.
  • Mineral industries.
  • Construction industries.

Programs in the economic census that cover all sectors include:

  • Enterprise statistics.
  • Minority- and women-owned business.

Statistics common to all sectors include the number of establishments, number of employees, payroll, and measures of output such as sales, receipts, value of shipments, and value of construction work done. Some industries have time series data.

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