The US Census Bureau


Guide to the
2002 Economic Census


The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level.
Chart of employment by sector, 1997
The 2002 Economic Census covers nearly all of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics. There also are several related programs, including statistics on minority- and women-owned businesses. Censuses of agriculture and governments are conducted at the same time.

Results from the census were issued on the Internet and on DVD-ROM during 2004 through 2006. No reports were issued in print.

This Guide primarily describes the data published from the 2002 Economic Census. For information about data to be published from the 2007 Economic Census, see the Guide to the 2007 Economic Census.
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