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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 122,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 666,000 individual worksites.

Notices

  • CES Benchmark Announcement — Revisions to total nonfarm employment Read More »
  • Notice of Publication Changes with the Release of Data on February 3, 2023 Read More »
  • Update to the 2022 North American Industry Classification System on February 3, 2023 Read More »

Charts

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News Releases

Payroll employment rises by 517,000 in January; unemployment rate changes little at 3.4%

02/03/2023

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 517,000 in January, and the unemployment rate changed little at 3.4 percent. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees increase 0.4% in December

01/12/2023

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.4 percent in December, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent, and CPI-U decreased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent.
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Next Release

The Employment Situation for February 2023 is scheduled to be released on March 10, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Real Earnings for January 2023 is scheduled to be released on February 14, 2023, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Real average hourly earnings down 1.7 percent from December 2021 to December 2022

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 1.7 percent from December 2021 to December 2022. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 1.4 percent in the average workweek resulted in a 3.1-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Employment recovery continues in 2021, with some industries reaching or exceeding their prepandemic employment levels

Total nonfarm employment in the United States continued to recover in 2021, with some industries fully recovering and subsequently expanding amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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How did the 2020 census affect employment?

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a full count of the entire population of the United States, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. To achieve this mission, the Census Bureau hires hundreds of thousands of temporary workers. These workers are reflected in the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey employment estimates. read more »

Latest Numbers

RSS

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +517,000(p) in Jan 2023 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.10(p) in Jan 2023 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.3(p) in Jan 2023 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: +1.2%(p) in Jan 2023 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.4(p) in Jan 2023 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: +0.1(p) in Jan 2023 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.06(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

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