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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

CES Methods Overview Page

An in-depth guide on how we create data and the concepts we measure.
Quickly find the resources you need with this brief summary of key concepts measured in the Employment Situation.
Detail on how we conduct the survey and short explanations of our concepts.
Learn about CES industry classification, including its history, CES series published under NAICS, NAICS updates, and more.
Find the percentage of CES survey reports that were received for every release from January 1981 forward.
How reliable are CES estimates? Read about measurements of error.
Selecting this link will download an .xlsx file with CES 90 percent confidence intervals.
A one-stop page for the annual CES benchmark. Get CES benchmark articles, data tables, and historical net birth-death adjustments.
Get current and historical birth-death adjustments and learn how CES accounts for business births and deaths.
Find out how we make adjustments to the data to account for seasonal patterns.
Access CES survey report forms. See exactly what the CES survey asks respondents to provide and what is included and excluded from employment, payroll, hours, and more..