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Economic Census


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Basis of Reporting

The economic census is primarily conducted on an establishment basis. A company operating at more than one location is required to file a separate report for each location or establishment. Companies engaged in distinctly different lines of activity at one location are requested to submit separate reports, if the business records permit such a separation, and if the activities are substantial in size.

For selected industries, only payroll, employment and classification are collected for individual establishments, while other data are collected on a consolidated basis.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: May 22, 2014