2008 Nonemployer Statistics

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In 2009, Nonemployers maximum receipts cutoffs were changed. Click the link to access documentation and a comparison table showing the effect of these changes on 2008 Nonemployer Statistics.


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Nonemployer statistics originate from Internal Revenue Service tax return information. The data are subject to nonsampling error, such as errors of self-classification by industry on tax forms, as well as errors of response, nonresponse, and coverage. Receipts totals are slightly modified to protect confidentiality. All dollar values are expressed in current dollars; i.e. they are not adjusted for price changes. For further information about methodology and data limitations, see Survey Methodology. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.

NAICS Detail Compare Areas NAICS code Description Establishments Receipts ($1,000)
00Total for all sectors 318,541 12,793,860
11Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 6,296 299,217
21Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 115 9,303
22Utilities 195 5,829
23Construction 40,958 2,287,673
31-33Manufacturing 6,727 298,479
42Wholesale trade 6,425 512,435
44-45Retail trade 39,093 1,266,804
48-49Transportation and warehousing 13,708 1,202,368
51Information 3,886 100,696
52Finance and insurance 12,061 651,635
53Real estate and rental and leasing 28,756 2,044,855
54Professional, scientific, and technical services 40,816 1,331,342
56Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 20,462 448,381
61Educational services 7,859 94,671
62Health care and social assistance 23,753 575,224
71Arts, entertainment, and recreation 18,570 293,793
72Accommodation and food services 5,567 293,723
81Other services (except public administration) 43,294 1,077,432

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, EWD, Data in formats for downloading