Index of /ftp/pub/cbp

From jmf@pstc3.pstc.brown.edu Fri Mar 29 15:46:45 1996
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From: jmf@pstc3.pstc.brown.edu (John Frost)
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In-Reply-To: <199602261234.HAA17787@nber2.harvard.edu> (message from Daniel Feenberg on Mon, 26 Feb 1996 07:34:29 -0500 (EST))
Subject: Re:  cbp
Status: R

Any news on the 1978 and 1987 data sets?

The following is the data description of the County Business
Patterns state files you provided us:

Varname   Pos    Lgth    Description
===========================================
Year        1       2    Last two digits
State       3       2    FIPS
County      5       3    FIPS
SIC         8       4    "----"=County Total
Emp        12      12    March 12 estimates
PayQ1      24      12    1st Quarter Payroll
PayAn      36      12    Annual Payroll
Estab      48      12    Establishment count
Est1       60       6    Estab for size=1-4
Est2       66       6    " for size=5-9
Est3       72       6    " for size=10-19
Est4       78       6    " for size=20-49
Est5       84       6    " for size=50-99
Est6       90       6    " for size=100-249
Est7       96       6    " for size=250-499
Est8      102       6    " for size=500-999
Est9      108       6    " fir size=1000+

For a more detailed description of the variables, see any
hardcopy issue of the County Business Patterns.

John Frost


From jmf@pstc3.pstc.brown.edu Thu Apr 25 14:56:12 1996
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From: jmf@pstc3.pstc.brown.edu (John Frost)
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To: feenberg@nber.harvard.edu
Subject: cbp tapes
Status: RO

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you.  Here's the
status on the tapes.  I've been able to read everything EXCEPT

Oregon 1978, 1987
Pennsy 1978, 1987
Wyomin 1978

(five files)
So... as a last resort I will take the TWO tapes that have
problems over to some 9track experts and see if they can't
help.  If they can, great, if they can't, those data will
be missing, and unreplaceable from NIU.  We were in contact
with NIU and they do not maintain the data base passed a few
years.

Once I determine whether or not I can read the above files I
will make the transfer and return the tapes.  Thanks for your
patience.