May 23, 2022

Local Business Data Now Available for Entire Nation and Every Industry as 2012

From the U.S. Census:

The 2012 Economic Census completed the Geographic Area Series today for the final three sectors of the economy, thereby concluding the entire series.

Business statistics are thus now available on all 18 sectors and each industry therein for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as every county, metropolitan statistical area and economic place nationwide.

The files contain statistics on the number of establishments, receipts/revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items.

The series was completed today for the following sectors:

  • Educational Services—Includes statistics for business schools and computer and management training, technical and trade schools and educational support services.
  • Health Care and Social Assistance—Includes statistics for ambulatory health care services, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and social assistance services.
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