The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.
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UPDATED Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - QCEW 2013 annual average CSV files updated with correct annual average pay values. Details
NEW Employment and Wages, Annual Averages 2013
NEW QCEW Open Data Access: QCEW now provides a collection of CSV files designed to allow third party programmers, developers, and organizations to retrieve published QCEW data in CSV format.
NEW QCEW Data Viewer: County, MSA, State, and National Data by Industry
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Changes to QCEW Data Files
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Changes to E&W Tables
County Employment and Wages
September 18, 2014
From first quarter 2013 to first quarter 2014, Chester, Pa., had the largest percentage increase in average
weekly wages at 13.9 percent. Weld, Colo., had the largest over-the-year percentage increase in
employment in March 2014 at 7.5 percent.
Discontinued Annual Releases
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Provides a way to readily compare the industrial activity levels among different areas of the country.
Downloadable Data Files
- Open Data Access
- Overview -Learn more about the collection of CSV files designed to allow third party programmers, developers, and organizations to retrieve published QCEW data in CSV format.
- Data Slices: Structure and Storage -Learn more about the storage and structure of QCEW's collection of CSV data slices.
- Programming Language Examples -QCEW data slices can be directly accessed from various programming languages. QCEW has made an effort to provide simple examples in several different languages.
- QCEW State and County Maps - View QCEW maps, charts and data tables
- Series Report —Already know the series identifier for the statistic you want? Use this shortcut to retrieve your data.
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Last Modified Date: September 18, 2014
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For QCEW Data Users
- Telephone: (202) 691-6567
- E-mail: Contact QCEW
- Written inquiries:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20212
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For state-published data
The cooperating State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) have labor market information
offices that publish and disseminate QCEW data for their states.