State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, & Earnings

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. CES State and Metro Area produces data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions. CES National Estimates produces estimates for the nation.

Each month, CES surveys approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing 697,000 individual worksites.

Notices

  • Revisions in State Establishment-based Employment Estimates Effective January 2020 Read More »
  • Seeking public comment on possible changes to North American Industry Classification System for 2022 Read More »
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Next Release

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for March 2020 are scheduled to be released on April 17, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for February 2020 are scheduled to be released on April 8, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

February jobless rates down in 8 states, up in 1; payroll jobs up in 4 states

03/27/2020

In February, unemployment rates were lower in 8 states, higher in 1 state, and stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 4 states and was essentially unchanged in 46 states and the District.
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January jobless rates down over the year in 292 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 31

03/20/2020

Jobless rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 292 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 77, and unchanged in 20. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 31 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 1, and essentially unchanged in 357.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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45 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from December 2018 to December 2019

Forty-five metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from December 2018 to December 2019, and 344 were essentially unchanged. read more »

State and Area Resources

Click a state on the map for economic summaries produced by BLS Regional Information Offices.

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National Data

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