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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.

Each month, CES surveys approximately 144,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.

Notices

  • Experimental Quarterly Benchmarking from the Current Employment Statistics Survey Read More »
  • 2021 CES Preliminary Benchmark Revision Read More »
  • The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Employment Situation Read More »

Charts

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News Releases

Payroll employment rises by 194,000 in September; unemployment rate declines to 4.8%

10/08/2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent. Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in public education declined.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees increase 0.2% in September

10/13/2021

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent in September, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent and CPI-U increased 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.8 percent over the month.
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Next Release

The Employment Situation for October 2021 is scheduled to be released on November 5, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
Real Earnings for October 2021 is scheduled to be released on November 10, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September 2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 194,000 in September 2021. Thus far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 561,000. Nonfarm employment has increased by 17.4 million since a recent trough in April 2020 but is down by 5.0 million, or 3.3 percent, from its pre-pandemic level in February 2020. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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COVID-19 ends longest employment recovery and expansion in CES history, causing unprecedented job losses in 2020

This article examines employment changes in 2020, taking into account the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Employment trends in retail trade, 2010–19

This Beyond the Numbers article analyzes employment trends in retail trade since 2010, using data from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey. It also examines the growth in retail sales with emphasis on e-commerce sales, both from the U.S. Census Bureau, and in relation to employment in retail trade. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +194,000(p) in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.19(p) in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.2(p) in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.8%(p) in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: unchanged in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: +0.1(p) in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.02(p) in Sep 2021 Historical Data

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