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p>Several key statistics are tabulated for all industries covered in the 2007 Economic Census:

  • Number of establishments (or companies)
  • Number of employees
  • Payroll
  • Measure of output (sales, receipts, revenue, value of shipments or value of construction work done).

Other items vary by sector, as illustrated in the tables below.

Major Data Items Published in the 2007 Economic Census (not all-inclusive)

Number of establishments and firms

Legend: A--All areas except ZIP Codes; C--Counties, Metros, States and National; M--Metros, States and National; S--States and National; N--National only; Z--ZIP Codes and States

Manufacturing Mining Construction Retail Trade Wholesale Trade Management of companies All other sectors
Establishments with payroll A,Z S S A,Z A A A,Z
Establishments without payroll (nonemployers) C C C C C C C
Single-unit and multiunit establishments       N N N N
Establishments by legal form of organization N N N N N N N
Firms N N   N N N N
Franchising (selected industries only) N   N N N N N

Employment

Legend: A--All areas except ZIP Codes; S--States and National; N--National only

  Manufacturing Mining Construction Retail Trade Wholesale Trade Management of companies All other sectors
All employees A S S A A A A
Production (construction) workers/hours A S S        
Employment size of establishment A S S N N N N

Labor costs

Legend: A--All areas except ZIP Codes; S--States and National; N--National only

  Manufacturing Mining Construction Retail Trade Wholesale Trade Management of companies All other sectors
Payroll, entire year A S S A A A A
Payroll, first quarter       A A A A
Worker wages A S S        
Supplemental costs, including pensions and health insurance S S S N N    
Cost of contract labor       N N    

Sales, receipts or value of shipments/construction work done

Legend: A--All areas except ZIP Codes; M--Metros, States, and National; S--States and National; N--National only; Z--ZIP Codes and States

  Manufacturing Mining Construction Retail Trade Wholesale Trade Management of companies All other sectors
Establishments with payroll A S S A A A A
By specific product, line, or type of construction S S S M M   S
Sales/receipts size of establishments     S N,Z N   N,Z (selected sectors only)
Class of customer       N N   N
Type of structure     N        
E-commerce sales N            

Expenses

Legend: A--All areas except ZIP Codes; S--States and National; N--National only

  Manufacturing Mining Construction Retail Trade Wholesale Trade Management of companies All other sectors
Total       N N   N
Cost of materials, parts, etc. A S S N N    
Cost of fuels S S S N N    
Energy consumed S S          
Cost of electricity S S S N N    
Cost of other utilities       N N    
Products bought for resale S S          
Taxes and license fees       N N    
Cost of office supplies              
Depreciation charges S S   N N    
Commission expense       N N    
Purchased services:
..Advertising N     N N    
..Rental payments S S S N N    
..Legal services N            
..Accounting services N            
..Data processing services N     N N    
..Refuse removal N            
..Communications services N S S N N    
..Purchased repairs N   S N N    
..Cost of contract work S S   N N    

Assets, capital expenditures and inventories

Legend: A--All areas except ZIP Codes; S--States and National

  Manufacturing Mining Construction Retail Trade Wholesale Trade Management of companies All other sectors
Capital expenditures, total S S S        
Depreciable assets, gross value S S S        
Value of inventories S S S   A    
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: September 29, 2014