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Individual Government Data File Record Layout

The individual government data file (yyempst.dat for sample years; yycempst.dat for Census years) is comprised of 96-character data records. All payroll and part-time hours in the data file are 31-day monthly equivalent values for the month of March. The first 14 characters comprise the U.S. Census Bureau identification number.

Description Length Position
     
State code (state & DC in alpha) 2 1-2
Type of summary total code
0 = state
1 = county
2 = municipal
3 = township
4 = special district
5 = school district
1 3-3
County code 3 4-6
Unit Identification Number 3 7-9
Supplement Code 3 10-12
Sub Code 2 13-14
FILLER 3 15-17
Data Function (Item) Code 3 18-20
Full-Time Employees 10 21-30
FILLER 1 31-31
Full-Time Employees Data Flag 1 32-32
Full-Time Payroll 12 33-44
FILLER 1 45-45
Full-Time Payroll Data Flag 1 46-46
Part-Time Employees 10 47-56
FILLER 1 57-57
Part-Time Employees Data Flag 1 58-58
Part-Time Payroll 12 59-70
FILLER 1 71-71
Part-Time Payroll Data Flag 1 72-72
Part-Time Hours 10 73-82
FILLER 1 83-83
Part-Time Hours Data Flag 1 84-84
Full-Time Equivalent Employees 10 85-94
FILLER 1 95-95
G-30 Designation 10 96-96

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Government Employment & Payroll | govs.employ@census.gov |  Last Revised: August 23, 2012