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1442. Retail trade--Establishments, Sales, Payroll, and Employees, by Kind of Business (NAICS Basis): 1997



 
Sales Annual payroll Paid
employees
Kind of business for pay
Estab- Per Per period
NAICS lish- paid paid First-quarter including
code 1 ments Total employee Total employee payroll March 12
(number) ($1,000) (dol.) ($1,000) (dol.) ($1,000) (number)
 
    Retail trade, total 44-45 1,118,447 2,460,886,012 175,889 237,195,503 16,953 55,386,162 13,991,103
 
Motor vehicle & parts dealers 441 122,633 645,367,776 375,440 50,238,931 29,226 11,531,623 1,718,963
  Automobile dealers 4411 49,237 553,652,292 486,088 37,400,147 32,836 8,568,404 1,138,995
    New car dealers 44111 25,897 518,971,824 496,034 35,202,751 33,647 8,072,223 1,046,243
      New car dealers 441110 25,897 518,971,824 496,034 35,202,751 33,647 8,072,223 1,046,243
    Used car dealers 44112 23,340 34,680,468 373,905 2,197,396 23,691 496,181 92,752
      Used car dealers 441120 23,340 34,680,468 373,905 2,197,396 23,691 496,181 92,752
  Other motor vehicle dealers 4412 13,589 28,890,506 281,124 2,569,916 25,007 546,742 102,768
    Recreational vehicle dealers 44121 3,014 10,069,749 341,776 813,962 27,627 175,534 29,463
      Recreational vehicle dealers 441210 3,014 10,069,749 341,776 813,962 27,627 175,534 29,463
 
    Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 44122 10,575 18,820,757 256,746 1,755,954 23,954 371,208 73,305
      Motorcycle dealers 441221 3,635 7,369,260 253,885 712,065 24,532 151,433 29,026
      Boat dealers 441222 5,262 8,934,230 254,290 839,296 23,888 174,483 35,134
      All other motor vehicle dealers 441229 1,678 2,517,267 275,262 204,593 22,372 45,292 9,145
 
  Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 4413 59,807 62,824,978 131,653 10,268,868 21,519 2,416,477 477,200
    Automotive parts & accessories stores 44131 42,519 43,165,668 129,024 6,718,215 20,081 1,589,637 334,556
      Automotive parts & accessories stores 441310 42,519 43,165,668 129,024 6,718,215 20,081 1,589,637 334,556
  Tire dealers 44132 17,288 19,659,310 137,821 3,550,653 24,892 826,840 142,644
    Tire dealers 441320 17,288 19,659,310 137,821 3,550,653 24,892 826,840 142,644
 
Furniture & home furnishings stores 442 64,725 71,690,813 148,476 9,959,441 20,627 2,324,291 482,845
  Furniture stores 4421 29,461 40,968,335 163,026 5,619,603 22,362 1,325,781 251,300
    Furniture stores 44211 29,461 40,968,335 163,026 5,619,603 22,362 1,325,781 251,300
      Furniture stores 442110 29,461 40,968,335 163,026 5,619,603 22,362 1,325,781 251,300
  Home furnishings stores 4422 35,264 30,722,478 132,685 4,339,838 18,743 998,510 231,545
    Floor covering stores 44221 16,603 16,471,814 171,250 2,458,208 25,557 560,005 96,186
      Floor covering stores 442210 16,603 16,471,814 171,250 2,458,208 25,557 560,005 96,186
    Other home furnishings stores 44229 18,661 14,250,664 105,281 1,881,630 13,901 438,505 135,359
      Window treatment stores 442291 2,126 915,301 107,078 148,564 17,380 33,990 8,548
      All other home furnishings stores 442299 16,535 13,335,363 105,159 1,733,066 13,667 404,515 126,811
 
Electronics & appliance stores 443 43,373 68,561,331 198,704 7,064,114 20,473 1,642,430 345,042
  Electronics & appliance stores 4431 43,373 68,561,331 198,704 7,064,114 20,473 1,642,430 345,042
 
    Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 44311 28,789 42,250,978 178,249 4,462,377 18,826 1,059,555 237,033
      Household appliance stores 443111 10,484 10,082,894 167,434 1,217,530 20,218 286,701 60,220
      Radio, television, & other electronics stores 443112 18,305 32,168,084 181,933 3,244,847 18,352 772,854 176,813
  Computer & software stores 44312 11,741 24,058,663 265,839 2,277,764 25,168 506,828 90,501
    Computer & software stores 443120 11,741 24,058,663 265,839 2,277,764 25,168 506,828 90,501
      Computer stores (custom assembly) 4431201 3,801 3,983,465 234,142 395,184 23,228 86,940 17,013
      Other computer stores 4431202 5,670 17,230,438 294,075 1,465,645 25,014 337,031 58,592
      Prepackaged software stores 4431203 2,270 2,844,760 190,975 416,935 27,990 82,857 14,896
  Camera & photographic supplies stores 44313 2,843 2,251,690 128,609 323,973 18,504 76,047 17,508
    Camera & photographic supplies stores 443130 2,843 2,251,690 128,609 323,973 18,504 76,047 17,508
 
Building material & garden equipment & supplies
dealers 444 93,117 227,566,101 203,564 25,608,856 22,908 5,898,566 1,117,912
  Building material & supplies dealers 4441 71,916 195,888,196 205,701 22,313,100 23,431 5,192,421 952,296
    Home centers 44411 3,997 51,627,926 181,883 4,996,451 17,602 1,205,643 283,853
      Home centers 444110 3,997 51,627,926 181,883 4,996,451 17,602 1,205,643 283,853
    Paint & wallpaper stores 44412 8,429 7,943,420 182,536 1,011,136 23,235 235,096 43,517
      Paint & wallpaper stores 444120 8,429 7,943,420 182,536 1,011,136 23,235 235,096 43,517
  Hardware stores 44413 15,748 13,605,263 98,710 2,095,331 15,202 482,498 137,831
    Hardware stores 444130 15,748 13,605,263 98,710 2,095,331 15,202 482,498 137,831
  Other building material dealers 44419 43,742 122,711,587 251,925 14,210,182 29,173 3,269,184 487,095
    Other building material dealers 444190 43,742 122,711,587 251,925 14,210,182 29,173 3,269,184 487,095
      Retail lumber yards 4441901 11,046 41,846,016 243,920 4,451,507 25,948 1,006,509 171,556
      All other building material dealers 4441902 32,696 80,865,571 256,278 9,758,675 30,927 2,262,675 315,539
 
  Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 4442 21,201 31,677,905 191,273 3,295,756 19,900 706,145 165,616
    Outdoor power equipment stores 44421 4,769 4,069,193 153,676 535,455 20,222 117,543 26,479
      Outdoor power equipment stores 444210 4,769 4,069,193 153,676 535,455 20,222 117,543 26,479
    Nursery & garden centers 44422 16,432 27,608,712 198,428 2,760,301 19,839 588,602 139,137
      Nursery & garden centers 444220 16,432 27,608,712 198,428 2,760,301 19,839 588,602 139,137
 
Food & beverage stores 445 148,528 401,764,499 138,871 40,581,095 14,027 9,646,391 2,893,074
 
  Grocery stores 4451 96,542 368,250,471 139,298 37,426,166 14,157 8,915,996 2,643,608
    Supermarkets & other grocery (except
     convenience) stores 44511 69,461 351,402,705 141,141 35,827,805 14,390 8,536,818 2,489,721
    Supermarkets & other grocery (except #�����/0!
     convenience) stores 445110 69,461 351,402,705 141,141 35,827,805 14,390 8,536,818 2,489,721
 
  Convenience stores 44512 27,081 16,847,766 109,481 1,598,361 10,387 379,178 153,887
    Convenience stores 445120 27,081 16,847,766 109,481 1,598,361 10,387 379,178 153,887
 
  Specialty food stores 4452 22,373 10,829,908 91,137 1,455,642 12,250 335,544 118,831
    Meat markets 44521 7,214 4,347,021 109,041 544,414 13,656 129,157 39,866
      Meat markets 445210 7,214 4,347,021 109,041 544,414 13,656 129,157 39,866
    Fish & seafood markets 44522 1,634 1,037,553 145,724 101,933 14,316 22,755 7,120
      Fish & seafood markets 445220 1,634 1,037,553 145,724 101,933 14,316 22,755 7,120
    Fruit & vegetable markets 44523 3,179 2,106,828 122,128 236,967 13,736 49,558 17,251
      Fruit & vegetable markets 445230 3,179 2,106,828 122,128 236,967 13,736 49,558 17,251
    Other specialty food stores 44529 10,346 3,338,506 61,152 572,328 10,483 134,074 54,594
      Baked goods stores 445291 2,790 890,310 60,115 191,036 12,899 45,756 14,810
      Confectionery & nut stores 445292 3,684 1,227,942 56,907 190,786 8,842 43,675 21,578
      All other specialty food stores 445299 3,872 1,220,254 67,025 190,506 10,464 44,643 18,206
 
  Beer, wine, & liquor stores 4453 29,613 22,684,120 173,645 1,699,287 13,008 394,851 130,635
    Beer, wine, & liquor stores 44531 29,613 22,684,120 173,645 1,699,287 13,008 394,851 130,635
      Beer, wine, & liquor stores 445310 29,613 22,684,120 173,645 1,699,287 13,008 394,851 130,635
 
Health & personal care stores 446 82,941 117,700,863 130,244 15,190,635 16,809 3,509,022 903,694
  Health & personal care stores 4461 82,941 117,700,863 130,244 15,190,635 16,809 3,509,022 903,694
    Pharmacies & drug stores 44611 43,615 98,630,857 140,150 11,587,516 16,465 2,671,467 703,752
      Pharmacies & drug stores 446110 43,615 98,630,857 140,150 11,587,516 16,465 2,671,467 703,752
        Pharmacies & drug stores 4461101 41,743 96,989,832 141,111 11,380,631 16,558 2,622,887 687,330
        Proprietary stores 4461102 1,872 1,641,025 99,928 206,885 12,598 48,580 16,422
    Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 44612 9,014 4,418,998 94,977 603,595 12,973 143,825 46,527
      Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores ... 446120 9,014 4,418,998 94,977 603,595 12,973 143,825 46,527
    Optical goods stores 44613 15,192 6,432,078 88,052 1,401,239 19,182 331,165 73,049
      Optical goods stores 446130 15,192 6,432,078 88,052 1,401,239 19,182 331,165 73,049
    Other health & personal care stores 44619 15,120 8,218,930 102,269 1,598,285 19,888 362,565 80,366
      Food (health) supplement stores 446191 7,404 3,488,590 90,526 484,956 12,584 110,124 38,537
      All other health & personal care stores 446199 7,716 4,730,340 113,088 1,113,329 26,616 252,441 41,829
 
Gasoline stations 447 126,889 198,165,786 214,916 11,482,092 12,453 2,696,514 922,062
  Gasoline stations 4471 126,889 198,165,786 214,916 11,482,092 12,453 2,696,514 922,062
 
    Gasoline stations with convenience stores 44711 81,684 127,609,117 207,847 7,228,587 11,774 1,693,169 613,957
      Gasoline stations with convenience stores 447110 81,684 127,609,117 207,847 7,228,587 11,774 1,693,169 613,957
    Other gasoline stations 44719 45,205 70,556,669 229,002 4,253,505 13,805 1,003,345 308,105
      Other gasoline stations 447190 45,205 70,556,669 229,002 4,253,505 13,805 1,003,345 308,105
 
Clothing & clothing accessories stores 448 156,601 136,397,645 106,548 16,597,371 12,965 3,913,449 1,280,153
  Clothing stores 4481 94,740 95,918,083 103,368 11,225,054 12,097 2,660,434 927,930
    Mens clothing stores 44811 12,143 9,864,629 118,025 1,325,198 15,855 325,213 83,581
      Mens clothing stores 448110 12,143 9,864,629 118,025 1,325,198 15,855 325,213 83,581
    Womens clothing stores 44812 39,672 27,257,683 89,169 3,365,846 11,011 797,371 305,685
      Womens clothing stores 448120 39,672 27,257,683 89,169 3,365,846 11,011 797,371 305,685
    Childrens & infants clothing stores 44813 5,115 4,638,006 99,699 474,416 10,198 112,113 46,520
      Childrens & infants clothing stores 448130 5,115 4,638,006 99,699 474,416 10,198 112,113 46,520
    Family clothing stores 44814 20,450 44,796,060 114,197 4,797,129 12,229 1,130,114 392,269
      Family clothing stores 448140 20,450 44,796,060 114,197 4,797,129 12,229 1,130,114 392,269
    Clothing accessories stores 44815 5,860 2,132,281 82,794 313,776 12,184 74,453 25,754
      Clothing accessories stores 448150 5,860 2,132,281 82,794 313,776 12,184 74,453 25,754
    Other clothing stores 44819 11,500 7,229,424 97,535 948,689 12,799 221,170 74,121
      Other clothing stores 448190 11,500 7,229,424 97,535 948,689 12,799 221,170 74,121
 
  Shoe stores 4482 31,399 20,543,252 110,565 2,348,605 12,640 542,374 185,803
    Shoe stores 44821 31,399 20,543,252 110,565 2,348,605 12,640 542,374 185,803
      Shoe stores 448210 31,399 20,543,252 110,565 2,348,605 12,640 542,374 185,803
        Mens shoe stores 4482101 2,376 1,317,461 133,360 177,238 17,941 41,612 9,879
        Womens shoe stores 4482102 4,466 2,343,324 87,356 325,172 12,122 74,833 26,825
        Childrens & juveniles shoe stores 4482103 1,047 459,463 81,581 67,030 11,902 16,312 5,632
        Family shoe stores 4482104 18,233 10,498,695 112,517 1,159,247 12,424 268,533 93,308
        Athletic footwear stores 4482105 5,277 5,924,309 118,111 619,918 12,359 141,084 50,159
 
  Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 4483 30,462 19,936,310 119,795 3,023,712 18,169 710,641 166,420
    Jewelry stores 44831 28,336 18,511,350 119,523 2,836,030 18,311 666,527 154,877
      Jewelry stores 448310 28,336 18,511,350 119,523 2,836,030 18,311 666,527 154,877
    Luggage & leather goods stores 44832 2,126 1,424,960 123,448 187,682 16,259 44,114 11,543
      Luggage & leather goods stores 448320 2,126 1,424,960 123,448 187,682 16,259 44,114 11,543
 
Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 451 69,149 62,010,926 110,568 7,113,235 12,683 1,679,554 560,839
 
  Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 4511 46,315 41,415,227 114,100 4,818,678 13,276 1,123,250 362,973
    Sporting goods stores 45111 24,424 20,043,321 113,760 2,387,903 13,553 555,806 176,190
      Sporting goods stores 451110 24,424 20,043,321 113,760 2,387,903 13,553 555,806 176,190
        General-line sporting goods stores 4511101 7,458 9,311,810 115,429 1,005,295 12,462 241,767 80,671
        Specialty-line sporting goods stores 4511102 16,966 10,731,511 112,349 1,382,608 14,475 314,039 95,519
    Hobby, toy, & game stores 45112 10,824 14,388,277 128,746 1,368,645 12,247 305,783 111,757
      Hobby, toy, & game stores 451120 10,824 14,388,277 128,746 1,368,645 12,247 305,783 111,757
    Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 45113 6,590 3,182,916 70,184 494,767 10,910 130,550 45,351
      Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 451130 6,590 3,182,916 70,184 494,767 10,910 130,550 45,351
    Musical instrument & supplies stores 45114 4,477 3,800,713 128,078 567,363 19,119 131,111 29,675
      Musical instrument & supplies stores 451140 4,477 3,800,713 128,078 567,363 19,119 131,111 29,675
 
  Book, periodical, & music stores 4512 22,834 20,595,699 104,089 2,294,557 11,597 556,304 197,866
    Book stores & news dealers 45121 14,676 13,228,864 100,797 1,566,577 11,936 376,702 131,243
      Book stores 451211 12,363 12,375,058 101,875 1,447,308 11,915 349,597 121,473
        Book stores, general 4512111 7,693 8,167,174 103,517 964,743 12,228 232,958 78,897
        Specialty book stores 4512112 2,980 1,418,656 76,614 199,287 10,762 47,471 18,517
        College book stores 4512113 1,690 2,789,228 115,933 283,278 11,774 69,168 24,059
    News dealers & newsstands 451212 2,313 853,806 87,391 119,269 12,208 27,105 9,770
 
    Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores... 45122 8,158 7,366,835 110,575 727,980 10,927 179,602 66,623
      Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores. 451220 8,158 7,366,835 110,575 727,980 10,927 179,602 66,623
 
General merchandise stores 452 36,171 330,444,460 131,780 30,870,965 12,311 7,349,191 2,507,540
  Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 4521 10,366 223,232,158 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
    Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 45211 10,366 223,232,158 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
      Conventional department stores (incl
       leased depts) ## 4521101 2,100 53,292,653 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
      Discount or mass merch dept stores (incl
       leased depts) ## 4521102 6,378 128,213,745 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
      National chain department stores (incl
       leased depts) ## 4521103 1,888 41,725,760 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Department stores (excl leased depts) 4521 10,366 220,108,157 122,584 22,083,291 12,299 5,266,253 1,795,577
    Department stores (excl leased depts) 45211 10,366 220,108,157 122,584 22,083,291 12,299 5,266,253 1,795,577
      Department stores (excl leased depts) 452110 10,366 220,108,157 122,584 22,083,291 12,299 5,266,253 1,795,577
        Conventional department stores (excl 4521101
         leased depts) 2,100 52,453,180 126,411 6,060,867 14,607 1,463,137 414,940
        Discount or mass merchandising dept stores 4521102
         (excl leased depts.) 6,378 126,122,830 122,219 11,329,683 10,979 2,679,615 1,031,941
        National chain department stores (excl 4521103
         leased depts) 1,888 41,532,147 119,107 4,692,741 13,458 1,123,501 348,696
  Other general merchandise stores 4529 25,805 110,336,303 154,975 8,787,674 12,343 2,082,938 711,963
    Warehouse clubs & superstores 45291 1,530 81,918,756 191,239 5,862,565 13,686 1,369,489 428,357
      Warehouse clubs & superstores 452910 1,530 81,918,756 191,239 5,862,565 13,686 1,369,489 428,357
    All other general merchandise stores 45299 24,275 28,417,547 100,201 2,925,109 10,314 713,449 283,606
      All other general merchandise stores 452990 24,275 28,417,547 100,201 2,925,109 10,314 713,449 283,606
        Variety stores 4529901 14,065 (D) (NA) (D) (NA) (D) 2
        Catalog showrooms 4529902 671 (D) (NA) (D) (NA) (D) 3
        Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 4529903 9,539 13,437,528 119,930 1,419,918 12,673 338,491 112,045
 
Miscellaneous store retailers 453 129,838 78,109,161 103,733 10,165,424 13,500 2,300,907 752,986
  Florists 4531 26,200 6,555,088 52,359 1,396,389 11,154 331,479 125,195
    Florists 45311 26,200 6,555,088 52,359 1,396,389 11,154 331,479 125,195
      Florists 453110 26,200 6,555,088 52,359 1,396,389 11,154 331,479 125,195
 
  Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 4532 44,615 31,573,035 103,014 3,637,361 11,868 840,707 306,492
    Office supplies & stationery stores 45321 7,330 17,075,739 174,027 1,580,695 16,110 387,888 98,121
      Office supplies & stationery stores 453210 7,330 17,075,739 174,027 1,580,695 16,110 387,888 98,121
        Stationery stores 4532101 1,202 512,924 83,321 75,050 12,191 17,534 6,156
        Office supplies stores 4532102 6,128 16,562,815 180,099 1,505,645 16,372 370,354 91,965
  Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 45322 37,285 14,497,296 69,574 2,056,666 9,870 452,819 208,371
    Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 453220 37,285 14,497,296 69,574 2,056,666 9,870 452,819 208,371
 
  Used merchandise stores 4533 17,990 6,043,642 61,692 1,203,591 12,286 271,689 97,965
    Used merchandise stores 45331 17,990 6,043,642 61,692 1,203,591 12,286 271,689 97,965
      Used merchandise stores 453310 17,990 6,043,642 61,692 1,203,591 12,286 271,689 97,965
 
  Other miscellaneous store retailers 4539 41,033 33,937,396 151,958 3,928,083 17,588 857,032 223,334
    Pet & pet supplies stores 45391 8,318 5,492,749 89,763 709,075 11,588 169,884 61,192
      Pet & pet supplies stores 453910 8,318 5,492,749 89,763 709,075 11,588 169,884 61,192
    Art dealers 45392 5,698 3,000,798 153,808 401,152 20,561 87,582 19,510
      Art dealers 453920 5,698 3,000,798 153,808 401,152 20,561 87,582 19,510
    Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 45393 5,485 13,347,491 330,375 1,122,749 27,790 236,046 40,401
      Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 453930 5,485 13,347,491 330,375 1,122,749 27,790 236,046 40,401
    All other miscellaneous store retailers 45399 21,532 12,096,358 118,324 1,695,107 16,581 363,520 102,231
      Tobacco stores 453991 3,884 3,068,352 206,206 213,374 14,340 46,393 14,880
      All other miscellaneous store retailers
       except tobacco stores) 453998 17,648 9,028,006 103,353 1,481,733 16,963 317,127 87,351
 
Nonstore retailers 454 44,482 123,106,651 243,297 12,323,344 24,355 2,894,224 505,993
  Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 4541 10,013 79,018,305 361,795 5,743,431 26,297 1,313,542 218,406
    Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 45411 10,013 79,018,305 361,795 5,743,431 26,297 1,313,542 218,406
      Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 454110 10,013 79,018,305 361,795 5,743,431 26,297 1,313,542 218,406
 
  Vending machine operators 4542 7,070 6,884,497 103,763 1,333,428 20,097 315,266 66,348
    Vending machine operators 45421 7,070 6,884,497 103,763 1,333,428 20,097 315,266 66,348
      Vending machine operators 454210 7,070 6,884,497 103,763 1,333,428 20,097 315,266 66,348
 
  Direct selling establishments 4543 27,399 37,203,849 168,161 5,246,485 23,714 1,265,416 221,239
    Fuel dealers 45431 12,532 22,622,249 217,987 2,755,293 26,550 686,618 103,778
      Heating oil dealers 454311 5,657 13,866,783 256,289 1,527,865 28,238 387,108 54,106
      Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers ... 454312 6,623 8,657,339 177,082 1,216,039 24,873 296,931 48,889
      Other fuel dealers 454319 252 98,127 125,322 11,389 14,545 2,579 783
    Other direct selling establishments 45439 14,867 14,581,600 124,140 2,491,192 21,209 578,798 117,461
      Other direct selling establishments 454390 14,867 14,581,600 124,140 2,491,192 21,209 578,798 117,461
        Direct selling, furniture, home furnishings,
         electronics, & appliances 4543901 4,284 3,617,293 122,608 551,054 18,678 126,077 29,503
        Direct selling, books, periodicals,
         videos & compact discs 4543902 1,263 1,751,884 89,956 324,225 16,648 69,601 19,475
        Direct selling, other merchandise 4543903 9,320 9,212,423 134,521 1,615,913 23,596 383,120 68,483


D Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included in higher level totals. NA Not available.
1 North American Industry Classification System code. For definitions of each industry, see "North American Industry Classification System--United States, 1997" available from the National Technical Information Service and the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. For a short description available on the Internet, see also http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/pdf/naicsdat.pdf
2 100,000 employees or more.
3 50,000 to 99,999 employees.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 1997 Economic Census, Retail Trade, Series EC97R44A-US(RV), issued March 2000.

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* Establishment

An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted and/or services are provided. It is not necessarily identical with a company or enterprise, which may consist of one establishment or more. Economic census figures represent a summary of reports for individual establishments rather than companies. For cases where a census report was received, separate information was obtained for each location where business was conducted. When administrative records of other Federal agencies were used instead of a census report, no information was available on the number of locations operated. Each economic census establishment was tabulated according to the physical location at which the business was conducted. The count of establishments represents those in business at any time during 1997.

When two activities or more were carried on at a single location under a single ownership, all activities generally were grouped together as a single establishment. The entire establishment was classified on the basis of its major activity and all data for it were included in that classification. However, when distinct and separate economic activities (for which different industry classification codes were appropriate) were conducted at a single location under a single ownership, separate establishment reports for each of the different activities were obtained in the census.

Sales, Shipments, Receipts, Revenue, or Business Done

Includes the total sales, shipments, receipts, revenue, or business done by establishments within the scope of the economic census.

Retail Trade sector - Includes merchandise sold for cash or credit at retail and wholesale by establishments primarily engaged in retail trade; amounts received from customers for layaway purchases; receipts from rental of vehicles, equipment, instruments, tools, etc.; receipts for delivery, installation, maintenance, repair, alteration, storage, and other services; the total value of service contracts; and gasoline, liquor, tobacco, and other excise taxes which are paid by the manufacturer or wholesaler and passed on to the retailer.

Sales are net after deductions for refunds and allowances for merchandise returned by customers. Trade-in allowances are not deducted from sales. Sales do not include carrying or other credit charges; sales (or other) taxes collected from customers and forwarded to taxing authorities; gross sales and receipts of departments or concessions operated by other companies; and commissions or receipts from the sale of government lottery tickets.

Sales do not include retail sales made by manufacturers, wholesalers, service establishments, or other businesses whose primary activity is other than retail trade. They do include receipts other than from the sale of merchandise at retail, e.g., service receipts, sales to industrial users, and sales to other retailers, by establishments primarily engaged in retail trade. Annual Payroll

Payroll includes all forms of compensation, such as salaries, wages, commissions, dismissal pay, bonuses, vacation allowances, sick-leave pay, and employee contributions, to qualified pension plans paid during the year to all employees. For corporations, payroll includes amounts paid to officers and executives; for unincorporated businesses, it does not include profit or other compensation of proprietors or partners. Payroll is reported before deductions for social security, income tax, insurance, union dues, etc. This definition of payroll is the same as that used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Form 941.

Paid Employees

Paid employees consists of full-time and part-time employees, including salaried officers and executives of corporations. Included are employees on paid sick leave, paid holidays, and paid vacations; not included are proprietors and partners of unincorporated businesses. The definition of paid employees is the same as that used on IRS Form 941.

Retail Trade and Accommodation and Foodservices sectors. Includes all employees on the payroll during the pay period including March 12. Excludes employees of departments or concessions operated by other companies at the establishment.

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