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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

  • CES sample rotation issue caused by pandemic-related challenges to enrollment Read More »
  • CES Benchmark Announcement 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 266,000 in April; unemployment rate changes little at 6.1%

05/07/2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent. Job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partly offset by losses in temporary help services and in couriers and messengers.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees are unchanged over the month in April

05/12/2021

Real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged over the month in April, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.7 percent and CPI-U increased 0.8 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.2 percent over the month.
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Next Release

The Employment Situation for May 2021 is scheduled to be released on June 4, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
Real Earnings for May 2021 is scheduled to be released on June 10, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Real average hourly earnings up 3.4 percent over the 12 months ending February 2021

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 3.4 percent from February 2020 to February 2021. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with the 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 4.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 12-month period. 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 »

Monthly Labor Review

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Employment changes by employer size during the COVID-19 pandemic: a look at the Current Employment Statistics survey microdata

This article uses microdata from the Current Employment Statistics survey for the private sector to calculate employment changes from February 2020 to August 2020, by employer size. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +266,000(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.21(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.1(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.5%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

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

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: unchanged in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: unchanged in Apr 2021 Historical Data

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