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 2016 and "final" data for October 2016 will be released in a comprehensive state press release on December 16, 2016. 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 2015

Fri December 18 2015

December 2015

Tue January 26 2016

January 2016

Mon March 14 New Benchmark

February 2016

Fri March 25

March 2016

Fri April 15

April 2016

Fri May 20

May 2016

Fri June 17

June 2016

Fri July 22

July 2016

Fri August 19

August 2016

Tue September 20

September 2016

Fri October 21

October 2016

Fri November 18

November 2016

Fri December 16

December 2016

Fri January 20 2017


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

November 2015

Wed December 30 2015

December 2015

Wed February 3 2016

January 2016

Fri March 18 New Benchmark

February 2016

Wed April 6

March 2016

Wed April 27

April 2016

Wed June 1

May 2016

Wed June 29

June 2016

Wed August 3

July 2016

Wed August 31

August 2016

Wed September 28

September 2016

Wed November 2

October 2016

Wed November 30

November 2016

Thu December 29

December 2016

Wed February 1 2017

 

Last Modified Date: December 7, 2015