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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

2020 Service Annual Survey Data Now Available

Press Release Number CB21-TPS.137

NOV. 23, 2021 — The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data tables from the 2020 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 service industries.

The data are accompanied by supporting materials including a data visualization. A summary brief is also scheduled to be released soon. The data visualization provides revenue statistics for all sectors covered by the Service Annual Survey. The visualization has data from 2018, 2019 and 2020, as well as the annual percent change of these estimates. This brief presents revenue and expense estimates at the sector level and select subsector or industry group levels published in the 2020 Service Annual Survey. Data are based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). 

These data come 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, nonemployers and certain other businesses. The Census Bureau has conducted the SAS annually since 1982.

For more information, including confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error and definitions, visit the Census Bureau’s Service Annual Survey website.

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Frances Alonzo
Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)




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