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2012 NAICS: 541 - Professional, scientific, and technical services




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Guide to All Census Bureau Data Sources for This Industry


Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)Quarterly4Q 2013States, counties, metro areasSelected 2- thru 4-digits
American Community Survey (ACS)Annual2012U.S, states, counties, places, metros, tractsSelected 2- thru 6-digits
County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)Annual2011U.S.Selected 2-digits
Nonemployer Statistics (NES)Annual2012U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census (ECN)Every 5 years2012U.S., states, counties, places, metros, ZIP Codes2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census of Island Areas (IA)Every 5 years2012American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands2-thru 5 digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits

Links to Economic Data for Programs Published on AFF


Program Series Table Title Data Years Available
County Business PatternsGeographic Area Series County Business Patterns 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class for PR and the Island Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Legal Form of Organization 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns for PR and the Island Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008
ZIP Code Business Statistics ZIP Code Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2011 2010 2009 2008
Economic CensusAdvance Report Advance Comparative Statistics for the US2012 2007
Advance Summary Statistics for the US2012 2007
Comparative Statistics, 2007 and 2002 Comparative Statistics for the U.S. and States (2002 NAICS Basis) 2007
Geographic Area Series Comparative Statistics for the United States (2002 NAICS Basis): 2007
Economy-Wide Key Statistics for Employers and Nonemployers2012 2007
Summary Statistics for ... States, Metro Areas, Counties, Places 2007
Subject Series: Establishment and Firm Size Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S. 2007
Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007
Employment Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007
Legal Form of Organization for the U.S. 2007
Receipt Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007
Receipts Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007
Single Units and Multiunit Firms for the U.S. 2007
Subject Series: Miscellaneous Subjects Exported Services for the US and States 2007
Subject Series: Product Lines Product Lines by Kind of Business for the U.S. and States 2007
ZIP Code Business Statistics Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the East North Central States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the East South Central States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the Middle Atlantic States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the Mountain States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the New England States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the Pacific States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the South Atlantic States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the West North Central States 2007 2002
Statistics by Receipts/Revenue Size of Establishment for the West South Central States 2007 2002
Economic Census of Island AreasGeographic Area Series Comparative Statistics by Kind of Business 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business2012 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Employment Size 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Legal Form of Organization 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Sales/Receipts/Revenue/Shipments Size 2007
General Statistics for Selected Kinds of Business by Mall or Shopping Center Location 2007
Selected Expenses and Rental Payments by Kind of Business 2007
Share of Sales/Receipts/Revenue by Kind of Business Accounted for by the 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Establishments 2007
Nonemployer StatisticsNonemployer Statistics Nonemployer Statistics for the US, States, Counties, Metro Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Nonemployers by Legal Form of Organization for the US and States 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Definition


Industries in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector group establishments engaged in processes where human capital is the major input. These establishments make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis, where an individual or team is responsible for the delivery of services to the client. The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular expertise and training of the services provider.

The distinguishing feature of the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector is the fact that most of the industries grouped in it have production processes that are almost wholly dependent on worker skills. In most of these industries, equipment and materials are not of major importance, unlike health care, for example, where "high tech" machines and materials are important collaborating inputs to labor skills in the production of health care. Thus, the establishments classified in this subsector sell expertise. Much of the expertise requires degrees, though not in every case.

Comparability


This 2012 NAICS code is comparable to the 2007 NAICS code. This 2007 NAICS code is comprised of part of 2002 NAICS code 541 (Professional, scientific, and technical services) and is not comparable to any 1997 NAICS code.