The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
Each month, CES surveys approximately 144,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent.
Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in
transportation and warehousing. Employment in public education declined.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2 percent in September, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent and CPI-U increased 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.8 percent over the month.
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