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Annual Survey of Governments, 1986: Employment Statistics

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Annual Survey of Governments Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; cities; education; full time employment; government employees; government expenditures; government services; labor costs; local government; municipal services; municipal expenditures; part time employment; public administration; public safety; public transportation; public utilities; school districts; state government; retirement plans; townships; working hours
  • Abstract

    State and local government employment data are provided in this file. Data are supplied by type of government and by function and include full- and part-time employment, full-time equivalency, and payroll statistics. Governmental functions include education (elementary, secondary, and higher education), police and fire protection, financial and central administration, judicial and legal, utilities, public welfare, parks and recreation, health care, transit, and natural resources.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-10
  • Collection date: 1986-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.
The universe is represented by a sample, drawn from the 1982 Census of Governments, of approximately 22,000 local governments plus the governments of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Collection Mode
  • There are six "record types" in this file, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry (FIPS) SMSA codes.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8977 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08977.v1
  • (author unknown). Public Employment in 1986. GE-86-1, Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census. 1988.
  • (author unknown). City Employment in 1986. GE86 No. 2, Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office. .
  • (author unknown). County Government Employment in 1986. Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. .

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1989): Annual Survey of Governments, 1986: Employment Statistics. Archival Version. Annual Survey of Governments Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.