Workforce By Industry: 1967 - 2001

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Workforce By Industry: 1967 - 2001

This data set indicates how many people employed in Cambridge are covered by the unemployment insurance compensation system, the number employed by economic sector, and how much these workers earn.

The data covers the work force in Cambridge, regardless of their place of residence, and are taken from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, ES-202 Series based on the requirements set forth in the Massachusetts Employment Security Law (1967 to present) and the Compensation for Federal Employees Law (1980 to present). Note that the unemployment compensation system does cover all workers, excluding groups such as the self-employer, religious workers and some domestic workers.

This data set assigns workers to sectors using the the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Since 2001, only the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code system is used to assign workers to sectors. Older, historic data is available in the open data set "Cambridge Workforce By Industry: 2001 - Present". The 2001 figures summarize the same raw data but are recoded to NAICS there.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Average Annual Wageaverage_annual_wageaverage_annual_wageNumberIn dollars. This figure is calculated by multiplying reported average weekly wage by 52.
GovernmentgovernmentgovernmentNumberNumber of employees in the government sector.
ManufacturingmanufacturingmanufacturingNumberNumber of employees in the manufacturing sector.
ConstructionconstructionconstructionNumberNumber of employees in the construction sector.
Transportation, Communication and Public Utilitiestransportation_communication_and_public_utilitiestransportation_communication_and_public_utilitiesNumberNumber of employees in the transportation, communication, and public utilities sectors.
Finance, Insurance and Real Estatefinance_insurance_and_real_estatefinance_insurance_and_real_estateNumberNumber of employees in the finance, insurance, and real estate sectors.
Total Annual Payrolltotal_annual_payrolltotal_annual_payrollNumberIn dollars. Due to extensions in coverage in 1972 and 1980, prior years’ data is not comparable. See Workforce Data – Historic: More Information in the attachments section.
EstablishmentsestablishmentsestablishmentsNumberAverage monthly number of businesses locations reporting employment in Cambridge. Some business, such as retail chains, may have more than one establishment.
Total Employmenttotal_employmenttotal_employmentNumberAverage monthly number of workers covered by the unemployment insurance compensation system. Note that this figure does not include all employed persons. Mining firms are not included in the industry breakdown but are included in total employment. See attachment in this dataset's metadata for details about how data collection for this column has changed over time.
TradetradetradeNumberNumber of employees in the trade sector.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishingagriculture_forestry_fishingagriculture_forestry_fishingNumberNumber of employees in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors.
ServicesservicesservicesNumberNumber of employees in the services sector.
YearyearyearTextYear of Data

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