Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys approximately 144,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 554,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.

For Your Information

IMPORTANT 2014 CES Preliminary Benchmark Revision

IMPORTANT Effective with the publication of July 2014 first preliminary estimates on August 1, 2014, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program has implemented new sample units into production on a quarterly basis. More information about the CES quarterly sample implementation is available at www.bls.gov/ces/cesqsi.htm.

Next Releases:

  • The Employment Situation for October 2014 is scheduled to be released on November 7, 2014, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • Real Earnings for September 2014 is scheduled to be released on October 22, 2014, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.

CES News Releases

Payroll employment increases by 248,000 in September; unemployment rate declines to 5.9%

10/03/2014

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services, retail trade, and health care.
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Current CES Economic News Releases

  • Current Employment Statistics Highlights, Monthly -- a package of charts and analysis featuring the latest industry employment numbers (PDF)
  • Real Earnings (HTML) (PDF)
  • Strike Report
  • Subscribe to the BLS News Service-- receive The Employment Situation and Real Earnings news releases by e-mail.
  • Upcoming Release Dates through 2015.

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ANALYTICAL TABLES

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BENCHMARK INFORMATION

  • Benchmark Article (HTML) (PDF)
    • Benchmark Comparison File Format Information
    • Comparison of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of All Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of All Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Women Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Women Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Weekly Hours of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Hourly Earnings of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of Production Employees, seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)
    • Comparison of Average Overtime Hours of Production Employees, not seasonally adjusted (TXT) (XLS)

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Tables from Employment and Earnings

Monthly Establishment Data--National

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Current Employment Statistics Contacts

Staff members of the Current Employment Statistics are available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM EASTERN TIME for your assistance.

Telephone: (202) 691-6555
Fax: (202) 691-6641
If you have a specific CES data question, please contact us via e-mail.

Written inquiries should be directed to:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Division of Current Employment Statistics
Suite 4860
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001