US Census Bureau


Guide to the
1997 Economic Census

Subject Reports: Establishment and Firm Size

Establishment and Firm Size (including Legal Form of Organization)) reports for sectors other than manufacturing, mining and construction present data on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, and employment, cross-tabulated by kind of business by size of establishment, by size of firm, and by legal form of organization, for the United States. Establishment data are presented by sales size and employment size; data for firms, by sales size (including concentration by largest firms), by employment size, and by number of establishments operated.

Summary lines for establishments or firms with no employees refer to only those employers who did not have paid employees as of March 12, 1997. The separate Nonemployer Statistics summarized data about the large numbers of firms with no paid employees at any time during the year.

TABLES FROM SUBJECT SERIES, EC97R44S-SZ, ESTABLISHMENT AND FIRM SIZE illustration of table 1, Sales Size of Establishments illustration of table 3, Single Units and Multiunits illustration of table 6, Concentration by Largest Firms

Establishment and Firm Size reports by sector
NAICS Sector
21 Mining (no report)
22 Utilities
23 Construction (no report)
31-33 Manufacturing (no report)
42 Wholesale Trade
44-45 Retail Trade
48-49 Transportation and Warehousing
51 Information
52 Finance and Insurance
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises (no report)
56 Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation
61 Educational Services
62 Health Care and Social Assistance
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
72 Accommodation and Food Services
81 Other Services (Except Public Administration

While there are no Establishment and Firm Size reports for manufacturing, mining, and construction, Industry Series and Summary reports for those sectors include tabulations by employment size of establishment and, in the case of construction only, receipts size of establishment.

Economy-wide statistics on company size are published from the related Statistics of U.S. Business, although there are some differences in classification and scope between the two sources.

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