Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

QCEW Annual CSV File Layouts (SIC based)

This table describes the file layout for SIC-based, CSV files containing annual averages. There are three types of annual CSV files. There are annual files by area, by industry, and as a singlefiles. These files are available from the year specific collection of SIC-Based Data Files. The quarterly CSV files have several title fields. These fields, fields #9 through #13, are excluded from the singlefiles. The SIC codes are stored in these files with an "SIC_" prefix. This prefix extends the length of the industry_code field to 10 characters.

The table below is available as an Excel workbook (.xls), a comma separated values file (.csv), and as a flat, text file (.txt). Click the links below to download.

Related Documentation: QCEW Data Guide; Documentation Guide;


QCEW CSV Quarterly Files Field Table
1 area_fips Text 5 5-character FIPS code
2 own_code Numeric 1 1-digit Ownership code
3 industry_code Text 10 10-character Industry Code (SIC) (Max 10 Characters)
4 agglvl_code Numeric 2 2-digit aggregation level code
5 size_code Numeric 1 1-digit size code
6 year Numeric 4 4-digit year
7 qtr Text 1 1-character quarter (always A for annual)
8 disclosure_code Text 1 1-character disclosure code (either ' '(blank) or 'N' not disclosed)
9 area_title Text 80 Multi-character area title associated with the area's FIPS. Excluded from singlefile
10 own_title Text 80 Multi-character ownership title associated with the ownership code. Excluded from singlefile
11 industry_title Text 80 Multi-character industry title associated with the industry code. Excluded from singlefile
12 agglvl_title Text 80 Multi-character aggregation title associated with the agglvl code. Excluded from singlefile
13 size_title Text 80 Multi-character size title associated with the size code. Excluded from singlefile
14 annual_avg_estabs_count Numeric 8 Annual average of quarterly establishment counts for a given year (Max 8 digits)
15 annual_avg_emplvl Numeric 9 Annual average of monthly employment levels for a given year (Max 9 digits)
16 total_annual_wages Numeric 15 Sum of the four quarterly total wage levels for a given year (Max 15 digits)
17 taxable_annual_wages Numeric 15 Sum of the four quarterly total taxable wage totals for a given year (Max 15 digits)
18 annual_contributions Numeric 13 Sum of the four quarterly contribution totals for a given year (Max 13 digits)
19 annual_avg_wkly_wage Numeric 8 Average weekly wage based on the 12-monthly employment levels and total annual wage levels. (Max 8 digits)
20 avg_annual_pay Numeric 8 Average annual pay based on employment and wage levels for a given year. (Max 8 digits)

Last Modified Date: March 24, 2014

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