This sector comprises
establishments primarily involved in financial transactions involving the
creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets, or in
facilitating financial transactions. The three principal types of
activities are: raising funds by taking deposits or issuing securities -
thereby incurring liabilities; pooling risks by underwriting insurance and
annuities; providing specialized services facilitating and supporting
financial intermediation, insurance, and employee benefit programs.
All the employment classified in this
NAICS sector was formerly classified in the SIC Finance, Insurance &
Real Estate division.