Employer Firms, Establishments, Employment,and Annual Payroll by Enterprise Size: 1990 to 2004

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 737):

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 76 rows and 10 columns.

In thousands except as noted (5,074 represents 5,074,000). Firms are an aggregation of all establishments owned by a parent company. Establishments are locations with active payroll in any quarter. illustrates the changing importance of enterprise sizes over time, not job growth, as enterprises can grow or decline and change enterprise size cells over time


  1. Employment is measured in March, thus some firms (start-ups after March, closures before March, and seasonal firms)
    will have zero employment and some annual payroll.


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.