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Quarterly Services Survey

What is 'Quarterly Services Survey '

A survey produced quarterly by the Census Bureau that provides estimates of total operating revenue and percentage of revenue by customer class for communication-, key information- and technology-related services firms (NAICS sectors 51, 54 and 56) and hospitals and nursing (NAICS subsectors 622 and 623). The quarterly services survey focuses on these areas because they fuel productivity, are growth areas and are sensitive to business-cycle changes, all of which are important for keeping a finger on the pulse of the economy.

Explaining 'Quarterly Services Survey '

As of 2009, the information (NAICS sector 51), professional, scientific and technical services (54); administrative and support; waste management and remediation (56) sectors account for roughly 15% of the U.S. GDP. Because it accounts for a large portion of the economy and is sensitive to changes in productivity, growth and business cycles, the data from this report is important when trying to determine trends in the overall economy.


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Q&A About Quarterly Services Survey


Who produces the Quarterly Services Survey?

The Census Bureau produces the Quarterly Services Survey.

What is the Quarterly Services Survey?

The Quarterly Services Survey is a survey produced quarterly by the Census Bureau that provides estimates of total operating revenue and percentage of revenue by customer class for communication-, key information- and technology-related services firms (NAICS sectors 51, 54 and 56) and hospitals and nursing (NAICS subsectors 622 and 623).

How often does the Census Bureau produce this report?

The Census Bureau produces this report quarterly.

What are NAICS Sectors 51, 54, and 56?

NAICS Sectors 51, 54, & 56 are Communication-, Key Information- & Technology-Related Service Firms.

What does "focuses on these areas because they fuel productivity" mean in context with this paragraph?

These areas focus on fueling productivity because they contribute to growth in GDP. This helps keep an eye on changes in business cycles as well as trends in overall economic performance.