Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys approximately 144,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 554,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.

Next Releases:

  • The Employment Situation for April 2014 is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2014, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • Real Earnings for April 2014 is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2014, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.

CES News Releases

Payroll employment increases in March (+192,000); unemployment rate unchanged (6.7%)

04/04/2014

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent. Employment grew in professional and business services, in health care, and in mining and logging.
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BENCHMARK INFORMATION

  • Benchmark Article (HTML) (PDF)
    • Benchmark Comparison File Format Information
    • Comparison of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Women Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Women Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)

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CES Technical Notes

 

CES Publications

  • UPDATED Current Employment Statistics Highlights, Monthly (PDF)--a package of charts and analysis featuring the latest industry employment numbers
  • Articles by CES staff
    • Slow and steady: payroll employment grew moderately in 2012 (PDF 847KB)
    • Current Employment Statistics seasonal adjustment and the 2007-2009 recession (PDF 874KB)
    • Payroll employment in 2011: a visual essay (PDF 665KB)
    • Employment loss and the 200709 recession: an overview (PDF 471KB)
    • Employment in health care: a crutch for the ailing economy during the 200709 recession (PDF 625KB)
    • Mining employment trends of 200709: a question of prices (PDF 586KB)
    • Construction employment peaks before the recession and falls sharply throughout it(PDF 477KB)
    • Manufacturing employment hard hit during the 200709 recession (PDF 544KB)
    • Professional and business services: employment trends in the 200709 (PDF 1MB)
    • Employment in financial activities: double billed by housing and financial crises (PDF 3MB)
    • Deep drop in retail trade employment during the 200709 recession (PDF 1MB)
    • Employment in leisure and hospitality departs from historical trends during 200709 recession (PDF 1MB)
    • The decline in work hours during the 200709 recession (PDF 607K)
    • Payroll employment turns the corner in 2010 (PDF 753K)
    • The 2010 Census: the impact of counting the Nation (PDF 3,320K)
    • New all-employee hours and earnings from the CES survey (PDF)

 

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Current Employment Statistics Contacts

Staff members of the Current Employment Statistics are available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM EASTERN TIME for your assistance.

Telephone: (202) 691-6555
Fax: (202) 691-6641
If you have a specific CES data question, please contact us via e-mail.

Written inquiries should be directed to:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Division of Current Employment Statistics
Suite 4860
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001