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Total/Estimates Data File Record Layout

The Total/Estimates Data File (yyempest.dat for sample years; yyemptot.dat for Census years) is comprised of 106-character data records. All payroll and part-time hours in the data file are 31-day monthly equivalent values for the month of March.

Description Length Position
     
State code (states & DC in alpha sequence where '00' denotes United States) 2 1-2
Type of summary total code
0 = US Total
1 = state and local total
2 = state only total
3 = local only total
5 = county only total
6 = municipality only total
7 = township only total
8 = special district only total
9 = school district only total
1 3-3
FILLER 14 4-17
Data Function (Item) Codes 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
Total Employment 10 85-94
Total Payroll 12 95-106

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