1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Massachusetts
1987 SIC Basis

Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope, methodology, and definitions of symbols.
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1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales, receipts, or shipments
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
Mining 75 N N 153,543 96,096 59.8 1,067 N N 41,865 N N
Construction industries 14,519 13,447 8.0 D 11,548,924 N (100,000+) 86,755 N D 2,508,784 N
Manufacturing 9,733 9,825 -0.9 82,603,724 65,472,699 26.2 441,770 444,906 -0.7 17,445,834 14,537,522 20.0
Transportation, communications, and utilities %% ** 6,100 5,535 10.2 26,876,138 19,732,205 36.2 129,023 112,568 14.6 4,650,315 3,733,440 24.6
Wholesale trade 11,423 10,950 4.3 116,391,186 86,657,382 34.3 161,894 141,497 14.4 6,954,390 5,034,884 38.1
Retail trade 38,975 38,491 1.3 62,533,487 47,663,248 31.2 522,783 469,519 11.3 7,533,875 5,985,928 25.9
Financial, insurance, and real estate industries 14,325 12,691 12.9 N 67,243,075 N 247,872 216,742 14.4 12,728,967 8,088,450 57.4
Service industries Taxable 53,392 46,552 14.7 59,619,241 38,949,158 53.1 703,699 545,398 29.0 23,414,817 15,103,463 55.0
Exempt 7,870 7,238 8.7 19,950,084 16,940,368 17.8 312,015 301,766 3.4 8,650,878 7,698,335 12.4
Auxiliaries 1,186 1,187 -0.1 672,202 N N 86,970 102,515 -15.2 5,133,475 4,512,456 13.8
N Comparable data not available
%% Data do not include large certificated passenger carriers that report to the Office of Airline Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation
** Railroad transportation and U.S. Postal Service industries are out of scope for the 1997 Economic Census

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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011