Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mid-Atlantic Information Office
Suite 610 East–The Curtis Center
170 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3305

Branch of Economic Analysis and Information
Phone: 215.597.3282
Fax: 215.861.5720
Web site: www.bls.gov/ro3/
Email: BLSinfoPhiladelphia@bls.gov

Current Employment Statistics (CES)
Explanatory Note (PDF)

Current Employment Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics cooperates with State employment security agencies in the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey to collect data each month on employment, hours, and earnings from a sample of nonfarm establishments (including government). In early 1992, this sample included over 350,000 reporting units. From these data, a large number of employment, hours, and earnings series in considerable industry and geographic detail are prepared and published each month. The employment data include series on all employees, women workers, and production or nonsupervisory workers. Hours and earnings data include average weekly hours, average weekly overtime hours, and average hourly and weekly earnings. For many series, seasonally adjusted data are also published.

Last Modified Date: May 16, 2008