The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.


NEW Some QCEW data files released on March 19, 2014 did not include revised data for the first and second quarters of 2013. These files were replaced at 11 AM on March 20th, 2014. For more information click here

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NEW Article The Marcellus Shale gas boom in Pennsylvania: employment and wage trends

Employment and Wages, Annual Averages 2012

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QCEW News Releases

County Employment and Wages

March 19, 2014

From third quarter 2012 to third quarter 2013, San Mateo, Calif., had the largest percentage increase in average weekly wages at 9.9 percent. Fort Bend, Texas, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in September 2013 at 6.0 percent. More...

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State and County Wages
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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2013

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  • Telephone: (202) 691-6567
  • E-mail: Contact QCEW

  • Written inquiries:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
    Room 4840
    2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
    Washington, D.C. 20212

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The cooperating State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) have labor market information offices that publish and disseminate QCEW data for their states.