1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for United States
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.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
For detail below the sector totals, click on a down arrow. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

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1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales, receipts, or shipments
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
Mining 25,251 -14.4 174,519,541 7.7 512,016 -4.2 20,906,916 12.7
Construction industries 639,482 11.6 834,794,940 54.9 5,567,052 19.3 170,962,019 45.2
Manufacturing 377,776 1.9 3,958,050,434 31.7 17,557,008 3.6 595,685,786 20.6
Transportation, communications, and utilities %% ** 293,575 N 1,143,936,913 N 5,689,138 N 199,706,592 N
Wholesale trade 521,127 5.2 4,235,400,325 30.8 6,509,333 12.4 234,516,934 35.3
Retail trade 1,561,195 2.3 2,545,881,473 34.4 21,165,862 15.0 290,525,257 30.4
Financial, insurance, and real estate industries 661,388 12.9 2,474,943,634 35.1 7,314,321 12.4 308,154,498 45.7
Service industries Taxable 2,077,666 13.8 1,843,791,887 53.3 25,278,399 31.0 688,873,138 52.2
Exempt 224,980 7.7 569,583,863 27.6 8,563,199 5.6 224,131,319 20.1
Auxiliaries 48,193 2.0 41,251,786 N 3,284,068 1.7 178,200,533 30.0
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