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.


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Next Release

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for June 2020 are scheduled to be released on July 17, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for June 2020 are scheduled to be released on July 29, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

May jobless rates down in 38 states, up in 3; payroll jobs up in 46 states, down in 1


In May, unemployment rates were lower in 38 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 3 states, and stable in 9 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 46 states, decreased in 1 state and the District, and remained unchanged in 3 states.
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May jobless rates up over the year in all 389 metro areas; payroll jobs down in 357


Jobless rates were higher in May than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas. Nonfarm payroll employment was down in 357 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 32.
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Employment up in 21 metro areas, unchanged in 367, from March 2019 to March 2020

From March 2019 to March 2020, 21 metro areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 1 had a decrease, and 367 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

Click on the map for National Employment, Hours and Earnings.