Press Release Schedule

The CES geographic data are available for all states and areas each month about 6 weeks after the survey reference week. For example, "preliminary" data for November 2015 and "final" data for October 2015 will be released in a comprehensive state press release on December 18, 2015. Many states will release their individual state and area data prior to the release dates below.

The annual release of new benchmark data is effective with the preliminary January estimates each year. These estimates are available in early March. New seasonally adjusted data for the preceding 5 years and factors to be applied to the current year's estimates are also released with the benchmark.

Below is the current press release schedule.

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Press Release Schedule
Reference Month Release Date Comment

November 2014

Fri December 19 2014

December 2014

Tue January 27 2015

January 2015

Tue March 17 New Benchmark

February 2015

Fri March 27

March 2015

Tue April 21

April 2015

Wed May 27

May 2015

Fri June 19

June 2015

Tue July 21

July 2015

Fri August 21

August 2015

Fri September 18

September 2015

Tue October 20

October 2015

Fri November 20

November 2015

Fri December 18

December 2015

Tue January 26 2016


Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Press Release Schedule
Reference Month Release Date Comment

November 2014

Tue December 30 2014

December 2014

Wed February 4 2015

January 2015

Fri March 20 New Benchmark

February 2015

Wed April 8

March 2015

Wed April 29

April 2015

Wed June 3

May 2015

Wed July 1

June 2015

Wed July 29

July 2015

Tue September 1

August 2015

Wed September 30

September 2015

Wed October 28

October 2015

Mon December 7

November 2015

Wed December 30

December 2015

Wed February 3 2016

 

Last Modified Date: November 21, 2014