Civilian Employment, by Industry and Country: 1980 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1333):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 188 rows and 21 columns.

99,303 represents 99,303,000. Civilian employment as a percent of the civilian working-age population. Data based on U.S. labor force definitions except that minimum age for population base varies as follows: United States, France, Sweden, Canada and United Kingdom, 16 years; Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, and Italy (beginning 1993), 15 years; and Italy (prior to 1993), 14 years. There are breaks in the data series for the United States (1986,1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2004), Australia (1986), France (1982 and 1990), Germany (1991, 1999 and 2005), Italy (1991 and 1993), Netherlands (1987 and 1992), Sweden (1987 and 2005), and United Kingdom (1984 and 1992). Industries based on International Standard Industrial Classification; see text of this section


  1. Data are based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for the United States
    for 2000 onward and Canada for 1980 onward.
  2. Data for 1980 and 1990 are for former West Germany (prior to unification); later data are for unified Germany.
  3. Includes hunting.
  4. Includes manufacturing, mining, and construction.
  5. For Italy, public utilities are included in industry.
  6. Transportation, communication, public utilities, trade, finance, public administration, private household
    services, and miscellaneous.
  7. Break in series. Data not comparable with prior years.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.