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Research and development in the social sciences and humanities (NAICS 54172)
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74% of firms in this industry group in 2007 had fewer than 10 employees.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
RECEIPTS ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 1,949 2,201 1,712 -22.2%
Receipts/Revenue ($ Millions) 3,144 4,028 5,105 26.7%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 1,134 3,710 1,865 -49.7%
Total employment 33,007 60,671 31,519 -48.0%
Receipts/Revenue per establishment ($1,000) 1,613 1,830 2,982 62.9%
Receipts/Revenue per employee ($1,000) 95 66 162 143.9%
Receipts/Revenue per $ of payroll 2.8 1.1 2.7 152.1%
Payroll per employee ($) 34,361 61,142 59,167 -3.2%
Employees per establishment 16.9 27.6 18.4 -33.2%
Receipts/Revenue per capita ($) 12 14 17 21.0%
Population per establishment 136,732 130,725 175,987 34.6%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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RECEIPTS PER EMPLOYEE
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