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Study Report

Study Number: CB-028-023-1-1-United States-USCEN-1988

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: County business patterns, 1988: 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].

Date Accessioned: 11/10/1994

Comments: This CD-ROM has two extracting programs: GO and EXTRACT. Type GO at D:\ prompt to call up its menu. GO provides 4 output fomats: ASCII (flat/SDF), ASCII(comma delimited), Lotus123, and dBASEIII. EXTRACT is a public-domain data extraction utility designed to work with dBASE III format files. EXTRACT needs to be installed before use. Go to Census web site to download, Extract program. Install Extract to C:\extract folder. There are auxiliary files for all years 1986-1993 at the same site. They are under County Business Patterns. These auxiliary files need to be installed in C:\extract\cbpauxil\ directory. This CD-Rom contains complete set of the CBP data for 1988 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: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

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 serves. County business patterns is the only series that provides anneal 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.

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7038 (CD-ROM)