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Fun Facts About the Economic Census

Fun Facts about the Industry Series

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The nation's 172,933 Office of Lawyers employed 1064581 people and reported sales of 249.5 billion in 2012

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Automotive fuels made up 80.2% ($444.2 billion) of the total sales of Gas Stations in 2012.

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Guided Missle and Space Manufacturing had more than 46,000 employees and reported shipments of 19.3 billion in 2012.

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Revenue of Miniwarehouses and Self Storage Units increased by 16.8% to $7.7 billion from 2007 to 2012.

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Employment by School and Employee Bus Transportation business increased by 26589 from 2007 to 2012 ( Up nearly 13%)

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Wholesale Trade reported the highest sales of all sectors in 2012 ( nearly 7.2 trillion ) as well as the highest  iincrease in sales from 2007 (up 763.1 billion)

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To collect industry specific information, the Census Bureau created over 500 unique versions of the Economic Census form each tailored to an industry.

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The utilities sector reported the highest annual payroll per employee in 2012,$89,470, while the accommodation and food services sector reported the lowest ($16,383)

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The mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector had the highest percent increase in businesses from 2007 to 2012 ( up 26.4% or 5,976), while the manufacturing sector had the highest decrease (down 10.8% or 35,931

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The health care and social assistance sector gained the most businesses from 2007 to 2012 (up 46,187 or 5.9%), while the retail trade sector lost the most(down 65,105, or 5.8%).

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The educational services sector had the highest % increase in employment from 2007 to 2012 (up 24.1%, or 129,957 employees).

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The Retail Trade sector had the most businesses in 2012, nearly 1.1 million, while the utilities sector had the least, 17,804.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: November 14, 2014