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Date: Friday, April 14, 2000 
Question/Topic: I would like economic statistics for Miami. I'm looking for things like retail sales by type of business, payroll, etc. 
Answer/Pointer: The Economic Census contains the information you are looking for. It can be found on the Internet at the following web address: Click on 1992 Economic Census, then click on Florida on the map. On the next screen, select Miami from the list of Florida Places with population > 2500 and click on "Submit Query." On the next page, you can select from 7 different reports. The first report, "Retail trade--general statistics," contains number of establishments, sales, number of employees, annual payroll, and 1st quarter payroll. These are listed by category of business in retail trade, such as General merchandise stores, Furniture and homefurnishings, etc. You may also want to check out the Regional Economic Information System while you are at the above web site. You can get four different reports: total personal income by type of income and earnings by industry, full-time and part-time employees by industry, regional economic profiles, and transfer payments by type of payment. You can get these reports at the state, county, metropolitan area, and BEA economic area levels. 
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