NEW QCEW File Formats and Content
Most QCEW NAICS data flat files for the years 1975-2014 were updated on December 9th
to include location quotients (LQs). Location quotients compare the concentration
of an industry within a specific area to the concentration of that industry nationwide.
Location quotients were calculated for each of the data points within these files.
The legacy format ENB/END files and the SIC history files were not part of this update.
The new QCEW location quotients are available from the
Open Data Access files and from the CSV files on the
QCEW Data Files page.
Location quotients are also available from the LQ Calculator, the
State and County Map application, and the
high level county files.
On December 2nd, BLS released updated file format documentation here
(CSV) and here (Open Data) to allow users to prepare
for the new format. With the December 9th release, this documentation now reflects the standard formats
used in the CSV files and the Open Data Access files. The QCEW Data Viewer will be updated sometime
in January 2015 to include employment and wage location quotients. This update will be announced
NEW Research data on the nonprofit sector
UPDATED Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - QCEW 2013 annual average CSV files updated with correct annual average pay values. Details
NEW Employment and Wages, Annual Averages 2013
NEW QCEW Open Data Access: QCEW now provides a collection of CSV files designed to allow third party programmers, developers, and organizations to retrieve published QCEW data in CSV format.
NEW QCEW Data Viewer: County, MSA, State, and National Data by Industry
NEW Hurricane flood zone maps and tables of employment, wages, and establishment counts
Changes to QCEW Data Files
NEW Article The Marcellus Shale gas boom in Pennsylvania: employment and wage trends
Ready–To–Go Industry Tables
Changes to E&W Tables
County Employment and Wages
December 18, 2014
From second quarter 2013 to second quarter 2014, Midland, Texas, had the largest percentage increase
in average weekly wages at 9.0 percent. Weld, Colo., had the largest over-the-year percentage increase
in employment in June 2014 at 8.9 percent.
Discontinued Annual Releases
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For BLS QCEW Survey Respondents
For QCEW Data Users
- Telephone: (202) 691-6567
- E-mail: Contact QCEW
- Written inquiries:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20212
For related data sources
For state-published data
The cooperating State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) have labor market information
offices that publish and disseminate QCEW data for their states.