Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: JC-003-010-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Statistics on Government Operations

Bibliographic Citation: Census of governments, 1987: employment statistics.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6069

Date Accessioned: 4/13/1994

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: Number of files refers to logical files; file 'A' is written across 8 9-track tapes.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/24/1994

Documentation: Machine-readable documentation only (one codebook file for all parts).

Abstract: This data collection contains the October 1987 employment and payroll figures for federal, state, and local governments. Data for full- and part-time employment and payrolls are provided for functions such as air transportation, education, corrections, police, fire protection, utilities, health, public welfare, parks, libraries, sanitation, highways, and transit. Additional data cover labor-management relations, employee organizations, employee benefits, and unemployment, health, and life insurance. Three files comprise this collection. File A provides an individual data record for each of the following governments in the United States: the federal government, 50 state governments, 3,042 county governments, 19,227 municipal governments, 16,685 township governments, 29,270 special district governments, and 14,710 independent school district governments. In addition, there are 635 records for regional Education Service Districts (ESDs) classified officially as dependent agencies of independent school districts. File B contains summary data records for county geographic areas. The county area summaries supply aggregated data for all local governments within the geographic boundaries of each county or county-type area. File C provides national and state area summaries by level and type of government. For each state area, the following summary records are provided: state and local government total, state government total, local government total, county government total, municipal government total, special district government total, and school district government total. The national summaries include each of the record types provided for state areas plus a single record for the federal government.

UNIVERSE: The federal government, 50 state governments, and 82,934 counties, municipalities, and school and other districts in existence in the United States as of October 1987.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files + machine-readable documentation (text).

DATA TYPE: survey data, and aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1987

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM

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