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County Business Patterns: What industries are included or excluded from coverage?

County Business Patterns (CBP) covers approximately 1,200 NAICS industries, excluding the following: Crop and animal production (NAICS 111,112); Rail transportation (NAICS 482); Postal Service (NAICS 491); Insurance and employee benefit funds (5251); Trusts, estates, and agency accounts (NAICS 525920); Public schools and colleges (NAICS 6111, 6112, 6113)  – (CBP includes private schools and colleges in these NAICS); Private households (NAICS 814); and Public administration (NAICS 92).

Businesses without paid employees are covered by the Nonemployer Statistics series and are not included in CBP.   

Although most government establishments are excluded from tabulation, CBP includes government establishments in the following industries: Government sponsored wholesale liquor establishments (NAICS 4248); Retail liquor stores (NAICS 44531); Book publishers (511130); Federally-chartered savings institutions (NAICS 522120); Federally-chartered credit unions (NAICS 522130); and Hospitals (NAICS 622).

Refer to the CBP How the data are collected page for more information on industry classification.

Keywords: CBP


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