ERIC Number: ED484425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Alaska: 2002 Economic Census. Educational Services, Geographic Area Series.
US Department of Commerce
The economic census is the major source of facts about the structure and functioning of the nation's economy. It provides essential information for government, business, industry, and the general public. The economic census furnishes an important part of the framework for such composite measures as the gross domestic product estimates, input output measures, production and price indexes, and other statistical series that measure short term changes in economic conditions. Specific uses of economic census data include the following: (1) Policymaking agencies of the federal government use the data to monitor economic activity and to assess the effectiveness of policies; (2) State and local governments use the data to assess business activities and tax bases within their jurisdictions and to develop programs to attract business; (3) Trade associations study trends in their own and competing industries, which allows them to keep their members informed of market changes; and (4) Individual businesses use the data to locate potential markets and to analyze their own production and sales performance relative to industry or area averages. The economic census is conducted on an establishment basis. The Educational Services sector (sector 61) comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. Instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers. Establishments may be privately owned and operated for profit or not for profit, or they may be publicly owned and operated. Educational services are usually delivered by teachers or instructors that explain, demonstrate, supervise, and direct learning. Instruction is imparted in diverse settings, such as educational institutions, the workplace, or the home through correspondence, television, or other means. This report provides statistics on this sector. A series of 4 tables provide statistical comparison summarienized by: (1) State; (2) Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas; (3) Boroughs, and Municipalities; and (4) Places. Appendixes, offer the following: (1) Explanation of Terms; (2) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes, Titles, and Descriptions; (3) Coverage and Methodology; (4) Geographic Notes; and, (5) Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.