Each month the Current Employment Statistics program surveys about 146,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 623,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.

National nonfarm payroll data by detailed industry

Announcements

  • NEW BLS recently discovered errors in metropolitan area and division hours and earnings series. Data for the affected series have been suppressed from October 2012 through November 2016. A detailed list of the suppressions is available at www.bls.gov/sae/saesup2016.htm.
  • NEW Effective with the release of the January 2017 data on March 13, 2017, CES State and Area will begin publishing improved sample variance estimates through the use of Generalized Variance Functions. Current measures of variance can be found at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm.

Next Releases:

  • The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment data for December 2016 are scheduled to be released on January 24, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for December 2016 are scheduled to be released on February 1, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Latest SAE News Releases

Nov. jobless rates down over the year in 271 of 387 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 303

12/29/2016

Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 271 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 90, and unchanged in 26. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 303 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 73, and unchanged in 11.
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November jobless rates down in 18 states; payroll jobs up in 9 states, down in 2

12/16/2016

In November, unemployment rates were significantly lower in 18 states and stable in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 9 states, decreased in 2 states, and was essentially unchanged in 39 states and the District.
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  • D-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by State and major industry, seasonally adjusted (formerly table B-7) (PDF) (XLS)
  • D-2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls in States and selected areas by major industry (formerly table B-14) (PDF) (XLS)
  • D-3. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state, selected metropolitan areas, and metropolitan divisions (formerly table B-15) (PDF) (XLS)
  • D-4. Average hours and earnings of production employees on manufacturing payrolls, by State (formerly table B-19) (PDF) (XLS)
  • D-5. Average hours and earnings of production employees on manufacturing payrolls in selected states, metropolitan areas, and metropolitan divisions (formerly table B-20) (PDF) (XLS)
  • D-6. Average hours and earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by state and metropolitan area, not seasonally adjusted (formerly table B-21) (PDF) (XLS)

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2016 State and Area "Employment and Earnings" Tables by Month

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  • Employees on nonfarm payrolls in States and selected areas by major industry (PDF) (XLS)
  • Employees on nonfarm payrolls by State, selected metropolitan areas, and metropolitan divisions (PDF) (XLS)
  • Average hours and earnings of production employees on manufacturing payrolls by State (PDF) (XLS)
  • Average hours and earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by State (PDF) (XLS)

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CES State and Area Contacts

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Current Employment Statistics State and Area program via email or calling (202)691-6559 from 8:30 am through 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

The cooperating State Employment Security Administrations (SESAs) have labor market information offices which publish and disseminate CES data for their State.