Current business reports: Monthly retail trade, sales, and accounts receivable

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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census : Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1978 - Business & Economics
 

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Page 34 - Data reliability The data in this bulletin are estimates from a scientifically selected probability sample. There are two types of errors possible in an estimate based on a sample survey, sampling and nonsampling. Sampling errors occur because observations come only from a sample and not from an entire population. The sample used for this survey is one of a number of possible samples of the same size that could have been selected using the sample design. Estimates derived from...
Page 26 - The standard error of a sample estimate is a measure of the variation among the estimates from all the possible samples and thus is a measure of the precision with which an estimate from a particular sample approximates the average result of all possible samples. The...
Page 25 - This division includes establishments engaged in selling merchandise for personal or household consumption and rendering services incidental to the sale of the goods.
Page 43 - Bellingham, Braintree, Brookline, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Holbrook, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Milton, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, Weymouth, and Wrentham towns in Norfolk County...
Page 41 - Danvers, Hamilton, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, and Wenham towns in Essex County; Cambridge, Everett, Maiden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Somerville, Waltham, and Woburn cities, and...
Page 39 - Establishments primarily engaged in the retail sale of fresh, frozen or cured meats, fish, shellfish, and other seafoods. They may also sell poultry, dairy products, eggs, and other commodities. Meat markets may butcher animals on their own account, or they may buy from others. This industry includes freezer and locker meat provisioners. Food locker plants primarily engaged in renting locker space for the storage...

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