1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Rhode Island
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 16 18 -11.1 16,516 16,069 2.8 120 131 -8.4 4,619 3,617 27.7
Construction industries 2,940 2,866 2.6 D 1,849,955 N 16,820 13,981 20.3 542,662 359,207 51.1
Manufacturing 2,506 2,630 -4.7 10,709,098 9,579,837 11.8 78,452 84,546 -7.2 2,381,199 2,191,694 8.6
Transportation, communications, and utilities %% ** 959 787 21.9 D 2,184,942 N (10k-24999) 12,775 N D 375,806 N
Wholesale trade 1,802 1,771 1.8 7,991,515 6,648,064 20.2 20,487 19,538 4.9 687,749 551,316 24.7
Retail trade 6,474 6,412 1.0 8,207,824 6,734,282 21.9 75,777 67,276 12.6 1,001,897 838,878 19.4
Financial, insurance, and real estate industries 2,155 1,905 13.1 N 6,429,178 N 26,944 27,518 -2.1 932,248 763,902 22.0
Service industries Taxable 8,296 7,649 8.5 5,176,184 3,663,632 41.3 84,785 64,411 31.6 2,034,627 1,412,840 44.0
Exempt 1,175 1,130 4.0 3,048,973 2,216,597 37.6 43,216 42,748 1.1 1,227,272 1,002,775 22.4
Auxiliaries 110 119 -7.6 D N N 8,630 8,817 -2.1 399,097 367,815 8.5
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