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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

Errors in Estimates of All Employees for Professional and Technical Services, Professional and Business Services, Private-Service Providing, Service-Providing, Total Private, and Total Nonfarm

The Current Employment Statistics program discovered processing errors in national estimates for seasonally adjusted all employees in professional and technical services, professional and business services, private service-providing, service-providing, total private, and total nonfarm.  The error in all employees also resulted in errors for quarterly averages, the 3-month moving average, women worker ratios, and aggregate hours and earnings.

The corrected total nonfarm estimate is 37,000 lower than initially reported. Estimates in the LABSTAT database have been corrected for February, March and April 2020.  CES corrected other release products that were tied to this data error on May 11, 2020.