Each month the Current Employment Statistics program surveys about 143,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 588,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
Effective with the March 17, 2015 release of January 2015 data, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) State and Area survey will transition from using X 12 ARIMA to X 13 ARIMA SEATS to produce seasonally adjusted series and forecasts of birth/death residuals. For more information about X 13 ARIMA SEATS please visit the U.S. Census Bureau website at https://www.census.gov/srd/www/x13as/.
Historical data will not be revised to be seasonally adjusted using X 13 ARIMA SEATS. The CES State and Area program has researched and tested seasonal adjustment using X 13 ARIMA SEATS, and no differences were observed.
- The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment data for March 2015 are
scheduled to be released on April 21, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
- The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for February 2015 are
scheduled to be released on April 08, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
March 20, 2015
Jobless rates were lower in January than a year earlier
in 339 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 38, and
unchanged in 10. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in
357 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 25, and
unchanged in 5.
March 27, 2015
In February, 26 states had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 6 states and the
District of Columbia had increases, and 18 states had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment
increased in 36 states and the District, decreased in 13 states, and was unchanged in Wyoming.
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D-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by State and major
industry, seasonally adjusted (formerly table B-7)
D-2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls in States and
selected areas by major industry (formerly table B-14)
D-3. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state, selected
metropolitan areas, and metropolitan divisions (formerly table
D-4. Average hours and earnings of production employees
on manufacturing payrolls, by State (formerly table B-19)
D-5. Average hours and earnings of production employees
on manufacturing payrolls in selected states, metropolitan areas, and
metropolitan divisions (formerly table B-20)
D-6. Average hours and earnings of all employees on
private nonfarm payrolls by state and metropolitan area, not seasonally
adjusted (formerly table B-21)
Regional and State Release Tables
Metropolitan Area Release Tables
2015 State and Area "Employment and Earnings" Tables by Month
2014 Annual Average Tables
- Employees on nonfarm payrolls in States and selected areas by major
industry (PDF) (XLS)
- Employees on nonfarm payrolls by State, selected metropolitan areas,
and metropolitan divisions (PDF) (XLS)
- Average hours and earnings of production employees on manufacturing
payrolls by State (PDF) (XLS)
- Average hours and earnings of all employees on private nonfarm
payrolls by State (PDF) (XLS)
Other BLS Programs
- Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)--monthly national data by detailed industry on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on the payrolls of nonfarm establishments.
- Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages --comprehensive employment and wage data by industry and geographic area for workers covered by State Unemployment Insurance laws.
- Local Area Unemployment Statistics--monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
- Sources of BLS Employment Data
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CES State and Area Contacts
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Current
Employment Statistics State and Area program via email
or calling (202)691-6559 from
8:30 am through 4:30 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
The cooperating State Employment Security Administrations (SESAs) have labor market
information offices which publish and disseminate CES data for their
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