The economic publications published by the Data Center draw from multiple authoritative sources including the U.S.Census Bureau's Economic Census, the U.S. Census Bureau's County Business Patterns, and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's Unemployment Compensation data.
The Economic Census is the most comprehensive view of the United States' economy. Conducted once every 5 years, the Economic Census provides data on the number of business establishments, employees, payroll, and economic output of a wide variety of industries, for the state, county, and larger municipalities.
The U.S. Census Bureau's County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides sub-national economic data by industry. It includes data on the number of establishments, employment, and annual payroll.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's Unemployment Compensation Covered Employment and Wages, as published in the Pennsylvania County Industry Trends, includes year-by-year detail on the total number of business establishments and employees in a variety of industries, for the state and counties.
The State of Industry 2005 to 2015: County Business Patterns
1997 Economic Census Pennsylvania
2002 Economic Census Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania County Industry Trends