CBP[YR]MSA.TXT
Metro Area Data Dictionary
by 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-Digit NAICS Codes
Note: In the filenames, [YR] is the 2-digit data year. Each data field is separated by comma (,) delimiters.
NOTE: "EMPFLAG" (Data Suppression Flag) field denotes employment size class for data withheld to avoid
disclosure (confidentiality) or withheld because data do not meet publication standards.
Field Data
Name Type Description
MSA C Metropolitan or Micropolitan Area Code
NAICS C Industry Code - 6-digit NAICS code.
EMPFLAG C Data Suppression Flag
This denotes employment size class for data withheld to avoid disclosure (confidentiality)
or withheld because data do not meet publication standards.
A 0-19
B 20-99
C 100-249
E 250-499
F 500-999
G 1,000-2,499
H 2,500-4,999
I 5,000-9,999
J 10,000-24,999
K 25,000-49,999
L 50,000-99,999
M 100,000 or More
EMP_NF C Total Mid-March Employees Noise Flag (See all Noise Flag definitions at the end of this record
layout)
EMP N Total Mid-March Employees with Noise
QP1_NF C Total First Quarter Payroll Noise Flag
QP1 N Total First Quarter Payroll ($1,000) with Noise
AP_NF C Total Annual Payroll Noise Flag
AP N Total Annual Payroll ($1,000) with Noise
EST N Total Number of Establishments
N1_4 N Number of Establishments: 1-4 Employee Size Class
N5_9 N Number of Establishments: 5-9 Employee Size Class
N10_19 N Number of Establishments: 10-19 Employee Size Class
N20_49 N Number of Establishments: 20-49 Employee Size Class
N50_99 N Number of Establishments: 50-99 Employee Size Class
N100_249 N Number of Establishments: 100-249 Employee Size Class
N250_499 N Number of Establishments: 250-499 Employee Size Class
N500_999 N Number of Establishments: 500-999 Employee Size Class
N1000 N Number of Establishments: 1,000 or More Employee Size Class
N1000_1 N Number of Establishments: Employment Size Class:
1,000-1,499 Employees
N1000_2 N Number of Establishments: Employment Size Class:
1,500-2,499 Employees
N1000_3 N Number of Establishments: Employment Size Class:
2,500-4,999 Employees
N1000_4 N Number of Establishments: Employment Size Class:
5,000 or More Employees
NOTE: Noise Flag definitions (fields ending in _NF) are:
G 0 to < 2% noise (low noise)
H 2 to < 5% noise (medium noise)
D Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual companies; data are included in higher level totals. Employment
or payroll field set to zero.
S Withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards. Employment or payroll field set to zero.