1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for North Carolina
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 173 186 -7.0 743,834 508,248 46.4 3,234 3,760 -14.0 118,019 104,838 12.6
Construction industries 23,413 18,428 27.1 D 14,122,163 N 195,189 145,527 34.1 5,095,496 2,975,840 71.2
Manufacturing 11,971 11,532 3.8 163,729,870 128,544,061 27.4 789,476 781,543 1.0 21,713,029 18,350,134 18.3
Transportation, communications, and utilities %% ** 7,846 6,065 29.4 25,128,003 19,113,843 31.5 147,158 126,661 16.2 4,973,419 3,658,500 35.9
Wholesale trade 14,502 13,351 8.6 103,199,221 76,365,206 35.1 178,604 151,131 18.2 6,122,329 4,166,832 46.9
Retail trade 46,815 44,164 6.0 74,507,525 49,564,327 50.3 628,124 507,759 23.7 8,174,994 5,687,453 43.7
Financial, insurance, and real estate industries 16,843 13,864 21.5 N 29,451,684 N 170,949 131,369 30.1 6,267,017 3,501,088 79.0
Service industries Taxable 52,222 42,243 23.6 37,729,870 22,154,533 70.3 607,654 425,019 43.0 14,283,142 8,410,349 69.8
Exempt 5,385 4,784 12.6 14,447,525 9,776,664 47.8 215,989 185,201 16.6 5,627,573 4,152,246 35.5
Auxiliaries 1,386 1,236 12.1 2,064,449 N N 89,895 94,579 -5.0 4,545,999 3,480,268 30.6
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