Establishments, Employees, and Payroll, by Employment-Size Class: 1980 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 735):

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 26 rows and 23 columns.

6,176 represents 6,176,000. Excludes most government employees railroad employees, self-employed persons. Employees are for the week including March 12. Covers establishments with payroll. See “General Explanation” in source for definitions and statement on reliability of data. An establishment is a single physical location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed. For statement on methodology, see Appendix III


  1. Prior to 1987, totals for employees and annual payroll have been
    revised. Detail may not add to totals because revisions for size class
    are not available.


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.