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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New 2017 Service Annual Survey Data Released

Press Release Number CB18-TPS.55

NOV. 20, 2018 — Today the U.S. Census Bureau released new data tables from the 2017 Service Annual Survey (SAS). The SAS table package provides statistics on revenue, payroll, sources of revenue, expenses, exports, inventory, revenue from electronic sources, and other selected industry-specific data for services industries. This data is collected from a sample of approximately 78,000 service businesses with paid employees. Administrative records data or imputed values supplement the survey to account for nonresponse, as well as nonemployer and certain other businesses. The survey has been conducted annually since 1982.

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As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. All comparisons made in this release have been tested and found to be statistically significant at the 90 percent confidence level, unless otherwise noted. Please consult the tables for measures of sampling variability. For more information about the Service Annual Survey, including information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error and definitions, see <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sas/technical-documentation/methodology.html>.



Frances Alonzo
Public Information Office


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