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State Data File Record Layout

The data file (yystate.dat) is comprised of 84-character data records for governments in the State Data ID File with one record per governmental function. All payroll and part-time hours in the data file are 31-day monthly equivalent values for the month of March (October prior to 1997).

Description Length Position
     
State code (states & DC in alpha sequence) 2 1-2
Type of government code
  (0=state gov't)
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
Government Function Code 3 18-20
Full-Time Employees 10 21-30
Full-Time Payroll 12 31-42
Part-Time Employees 10 43-52
Part-Time Payroll 12 53-64
Part-Time Hours 10 65-74
Full-Time Equivalent Employees 10 75-84

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