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Annual Survey of Governments, 1988: Employment Statistics

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (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

    Federal, state, and local government employment data are provided in this file. Full- and part-time employment, full-time equivalency, and payroll statistics are included. Data are supplied by type of government (federal, state, county, city, township, special district, and school district) and by function. Governmental functions include education (elementary, secondary, and higher education), police and fire protection, financial administration, judicial and legal functions, highways, solid waste management and sewage, libraries, air and water transportation and terminals, state liquor stores, social insurance administration, housing and community development, utilities, public welfare, parks and recreation, health care, transit, and natural resources.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988-10
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 seven "record types" in this file, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit: federal, state, county, municipality, township, special district, and school district. All seven record types have the same technical characteristics. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry FIPS SMSA codes.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9417 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1990): Annual Survey of Governments, 1988: Employment Statistics. Version 1. Annual Survey of Governments Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.