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.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.
These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been
curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Real average hourly earnings decreased 1.7 percent over the month in June, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings decreased 1.2 percent and CPI-U increased 0.6 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 2.3 percent over the month.
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Real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees increased 4.3 percent from June 2019 to June 2020. The increase in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 4.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year. read more »
Nonfarm employment growth continued but at a slower pace. read more »