Answered By: Ash Faulkner
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2023     Views: 9

The Economic Census is undertaken every five years and provides national, state and local measures of economic activity. Data points include core business statistics, industry data, and more. Industry data includes the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of employees, etc.

The Princeton University Library has an entire LibGuide dedicated to helping researchers use the U.S. Economic Census, including historical censuses back to 1810. There's also a guide by Jennifer Boettcher and Leonard Gaines on Industry Research using the Economic Census: how to find it, how to use it (2004). Lastly, the Census Bureau has an Economic Census FAQs page.

For further assistance, please contact the Business & Economics Librarian.

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