||Friday, April 14, 2000
||I would like economic statistics for Miami. I'm looking
for things like retail sales by type of business, payroll,
||The Economic Census contains the information you are looking
for. It can be found on the Internet at the following web
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.