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 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.

Notices

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  • Notice of Publication Changes with the Release of Data on February 7, 2020 Read More »

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Next Release

  • The Employment Situation for February 2020 is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • Real Earnings for February 2020 is scheduled to be released on March 11, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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News Releases

Payroll employment rises by 225,000 in January; unemployment rate little changed at 3.6%

02/07/2020

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 225,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent. Notable job gains occurred in construction, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.
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Real average hourly earnings increase 0.1% over the month in January

02/13/2020

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month in January, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent and CPI-U increased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Average hourly earnings for private payrolls increased 3.1 percent for year ended January 2020

For the year ended January 2020, nonfarm payroll employment increased 2,052,000, or 1.4 percent. Over that period, private employment increased by 1,875,000, or 1.5 percent. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased from $27.58 to $28.44, or 3.1 percent. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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The relative weakness in earnings of production workers in manufacturing, 1990–2018

Although manufacturing industries had a reputation for stable, well-paying jobs throughout much of the 20th century, shifts within the industry in the last several decades have considerably altered that picture. Since 1990, average hourly earnings trends in the various manufacturing industries have been disparate, with a few industries showing strong growth but many others having growth rates that are lower than those of the total private sector. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +225,000(p) in Jan 2020 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.07(p) in Jan 2020 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: unchanged in Jan 2020 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.2%(p) in Jan 2020 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: unchanged in Jan 2020 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: -0.1(p) in Jan 2020 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.01(p) in Jan 2020 Historical Data

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