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.
The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 6.3 percent in January, while
nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+49,000). The labor market continued to
reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged over the month in January, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent and CPI-U increased 0.3 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.8 percent over the month.
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