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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

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.

Notices

  • Notice of Publication Changes with the Release of Data on February 4, 2022 Read More »
  • 2021 CES Preliminary Benchmark Revision Read More »
  • The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Employment Situation Read More »

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News Releases

Payroll employment rises by 199,000 in December; unemployment rate declines to 3.9%

01/07/2022

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 199,000 in December, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.9 percent. Employment continued to trend up in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and warehousing.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees increase 0.1% in December

01/12/2022

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.1 percent in December, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent and CPI-U increased 0.5 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month.
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Next Release

The Employment Situation for January 2022 is scheduled to be released on February 4, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
Real Earnings for January 2022 is scheduled to be released on February 10, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Real average hourly earnings down 1.9 percent from November 2020 to November 2021

For the year ended November 2021, real average hourly earnings decreased 1.9 percent. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 1.9-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Employment in rail transportation heads downhill between November 2018 and December 2020

This article provides an analysis of the recent employment declines in the rail transportation industry. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Employment trends in retail trade, 2010–19

This Beyond the Numbers article analyzes employment trends in retail trade since 2010, using data from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey. It also examines the growth in retail sales with emphasis on e-commerce sales, both from the U.S. Census Bureau, and in relation to employment in retail trade. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +199,000(p) in Dec 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.19(p) in Dec 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: unchanged in Dec 2021 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.2%(p) in Dec 2021 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: -0.1(p) in Dec 2021 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: -0.1(p) in Dec 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.01(p) in Dec 2021 Historical Data

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