Research and Development

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 791):

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 21 rows and 12 columns.

Data are estimates on average full-time-equivalent (FTE) basis Based on the Survey of Industry Research and Develpment; see description below table and website at


  1. North American Industry Classification System 1997 (NAICS); see text, Section 15.
  2. The mean number of full-time equivalent research & development (R&D) scientists and engineers employed in
    January of the year shown and the following January.
  3. Based on gross domestic product implicit price deflator.
  4. Represents the arithmetic mean of the numbers of R&D scientists
    and engineers reported in each industry for January in 2
    consecutive years divided into total R&D expenditures in each industry.
  5. Includes other industries not shown separately.


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.