ERIC Number: ED484442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
New Mexico: 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. A company operating at more than one location is required to file a separate report for each store, factory, shop, or other location. Each establishment is assigned a separate industry classification based on its primary activity and not that of its parent company. The Educational Services sector (sector 61) comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers. These establishments may be privately owned and operated for profit or not for profit, or they may be publicly owned and operated. This report provides statistical information analyses on this sector, organized into tables, which examine 4 statistummaries by state, metropolitan, and micropolitan areas, counties, and places. Appendixes provide: (1) Explanation of Terms; (2) Codes, Titles and Descriptions; (3) Coverage and Methodology; (4) Geographic Notes; and (5) Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.