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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 119,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 629,000 individual worksites.

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News Releases

Payroll employment rises by 353,000 in January; unemployment rate remains at 3.7%

02/02/2024

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 353,000 in January, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, and social assistance. Employment declined in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees increase 0.3% in January

02/13/2024

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.3 percent in January, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent, and CPI-U increased 0.3 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.3 percent.
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Next Release

The Employment Situation for February 2024 is scheduled to be released on March 8, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Real Earnings for February 2024 is scheduled to be released on March 12, 2024, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Real average weekly earnings up 0.5 percent from November 2022 to November 2023

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.8 percent from November 2022 to November 2023. Real earnings are earnings that have been adjusted for changes in consumer prices. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.3 percent in the average workweek resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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The NAICS 2022 update and its effect on BLS employment estimates in the retail trade sector

This article examines the effects of the NAICS 2022 update on CES national employment estimates in the retail trade sector and its component industries. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +353,000(p) in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.19(p) in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: -0.2(p) in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: -0.3%(p) in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: unchanged in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: -0.1(p) in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.03(p) in Jan 2024 Historical Data

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