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Census of Governments, 1982: Employment Summary Statistics

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and aggregate data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Governments Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; counties; economic conditions; employee benefits; employment; government employees; government expenditures; government revenues; local government; municipal services; municipalities; school districts; state government; townships
  • Abstract

    The Employment Summary Statistics dataset is part of the Census of Governments, a complete enumeration of United States governmental units undertaken every five years. This data collection contains the October, 1982 employment and payroll figures for the governments. Data for full- and part-time employment and payrolls are shown for such functions as administration, education, corrections, police, fire protection, utilities, health, public welfare, parks, libraries, sanitation, highways, and transit. Data are also provided for labor-management relations, employee organizations, employee benefits, and unemployment, health, and life insurance. There are four files in this collection. File A provides detailed statistics for each state and local government, File B has the data for local governmental units aggregated by county, and File C has national and state summaries for the following types of governments: (1) State and Local Government Total, (2) State Government, (3) Local Government, (4) Local Governments in SMSA's, (5) Counties, (6) Municipalities, (7) Townships, (8) School Districts, and (9) Special Districts. In addition, the Name and Address File contains name, address, and corresponding government identification code for all of the local governmental units.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: File A
    • DS2: File B
    • DS3: File C
    • DS4: Name and Address File
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
50 State governments and 82,923 counties, municipalities, school and other districts in existence in the United States as of October 1982.
2006-01-18 File CB8395.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8395 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1985): Census of Governments, 1982: Employment Summary Statistics. Version 1. Census of Governments Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.