1987 Census of Manufacturers

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SIC CodeIndustryTotal EstabsEstabs w/ 20+ EmployeesEmployees (1,000)Payroll ($M)Production Workers (1,000)Work Hours ($M)Wages ($M)Value Added ($M)Cost of Materials ($M)Value of Shipments ($M)New Capital Expenditures ($M)
20Food and Kindred Products1171.
27Printing and Publishing5580.615.
28Chemicals and Allied Products860.616.
34Fabricated Metal Products85127.40.71.515.849.933.683.4(D)
35Industrial Machinery and Equipment1881.
36Electronic and Other Electric Equipment2161.548.
38Instruments and Related Products26120.927.
NAAll Manufacturing Auxiliaries(1)13123.7155--------------
NACambridge Total1967911.7369.84.17.880.4391.9287678.633.4


  1. Auxiliaries are establishments whose employees are primarily engaged in performing supporting services for other establishments of the same companies, rather than for the general public or other business establishments.
  2. (D) - Withheld to avoid disclosing information about individual companies. Data is included in broader categories.
  3. Estab refers to establishments.

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, Survey of Manufactures, 1992

The figures presented here should not compared to the employment by industry figures generated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The methodology and intended uses of the information differ, making direct comparisons impracticable.

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