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Division of Current Employment Statistics Articles

  • NEW Holiday employment in retail trade (HTML)
    • by Osman Alhassan  
    • October 2019

  • Employment growth accelerates in 2018, extending a lengthy expansion (HTML)
    • by Tyler Downing  
    • May 2019

  • How did employment fare a decade after its 2008 peak? (HTML)
    • by Wander Cedeño  
    • October 2018

  • An average mystery in hours and earnings data entails a weighty explanation (HTML)
    • by Angela Clinton  
    • June 2018

  • Employment growth moderates in 2017, continuing a lengthy expansionary period (HTML)
    • by Stephen Crestol  
    • May 2018

  • A quarterly benchmarking procedure for the Current Employment Statistics program (HTML)
    • by Mark Loewenstein and Matthew Dey  
    • November 2017

  • Benchmarking the Current Employment Statistics survey: perspectives on current research (HTML)
    • by Kenneth Robertson  
    • November 2017

  • Benchmarking the Current Employment Statistics state and area estimates (HTML)
    • by Kirk Mueller  
    • November 2017

  • Benchmarking the Current Employment Statistics national estimates (HTML)
    • by Christopher Manning and John Stewart  
    • October 2017

  • Benchmarking the Current Employment Statistics survey: the past, present, and future (HTML)
    • by Kenneth Robertson  
    • October 2017

  • Employment expansion continues but at a slower pace (HTML)
    • by Michael Calvillo  
    • April 2017

  • Workforce growth in community-based care: meeting the needs of an aging population (HTML)
    • by Kara Sullivan  
    • December 2016

  • One hundred years of Current Employment Statistics: busting CES myths (HTML)
    • by Michael Calvillo and Tyler Downing  
    • October 2016

  • One hundred years of Current Employment Statistics—an overview of survey advancements (HTML)
    • by John P. Mullins  
    • August 2016

  • Current Employment Statistics survey: 100 years of employment, hours, and earnings (HTML)
    • by Lyda Ghanbari and Michael D. McCall  
    • August 2016

  • One hundred years of Current Employment Statistics—the history of CES sample design (HTML)
    • by Laura A. Kelter  
    • August 2016

  • Employment continued to expand in 2015 (HTML)
    • by Joseph Stuart, Jr.  
    • April 2016

  • Current Employment Statistics data and their contributions as key economic indicators (HTML)
    • by Richa Ajmera and Angie Clinton  
    • March 2016

  • One hundred years of Current Employment Statistics data collection (HTML)
    • by Nicholas Johnson  
    • January 2016

  • Understanding strikes in CES estimates (HTML)
    • by John Mullins  
    • November 2015

  • CES employment recovers in 2014 (HTML)
    • by John Mullins and Brittney Forbes  
    • April 2015

  • Comparing the original: a look at Current Employment Statistics vintage data (HTML)
    • by Nicholas Fett  
    • April 2015

  • Analysis of the Current Employment Statistics program using customer outreach survey results (HTML)
    • by Jennifer Chi and Kerrie Leslie  
    • January 2015

  • Restaurants help feed job growth: how the leisure and hospitality industry fared after the recent employment downturn (HTML)
    • by John Coughlan  
    • July 2014

  • How frequently do private businesses pay workers? (HTML)
    • by Matt Burgess  
    • May 2014

  • The rise in women’s share of nonfarm employment during the 2007–2009 recession: a historical perspective (HTML)
    • by Catherine A. Wood  
    • April 2014

  • Nonfarm employment continued its road to recovery in 2013 (HTML)
    • by Kara Sullivan  
    • March 2014

  • Why are there revisions to the jobs numbers? (HTML)
    • by Thomas Nardone, Kenneth Robertson, and Julie Hatch Maxfield  
    • July 2013

  • Slow and steady: payroll employment grew moderately in 2012 (PDF 847KB)
    • by Sutton E. Puglia and Parth A. Tikiwala  
    • March 2013

  • Current Employment Statistics seasonal adjustment and the 2007–2009 recession (PDF 873KB)
    • by Jurgen Kropf and Nicole Hudson  
    • October 2012

  • Payroll employment in 2011: a visual essay (PDF 665KB)
    • by Parth A. Tikiwala and Frank Conlon  
    • March 2012

  • Employment loss and the 2007–09 recession: an overview (PDF 471KB)
    • by Christopher J. Goodman and Steven M. Mance  
    • April 2011

  • Employment in health care: a crutch for the ailing economy during the 2007–09 recession (PDF 625KB)
    • by Catherine A. Wood  
    • April 2011

  • Mining employment trends of 2007–09: a question of prices (PDF 586KB)
    • by Brian Davidson  
    • April 2011

  • Construction employment peaks before the recession and falls sharply throughout it (PDF 477KB)
    • by Adam Hadi  
    • April 2011

  • Manufacturing employment hard hit during the 2007–09 recession (PDF 544KB)
    • by Megan M. Barker  
    • April 2011

  • Professional and business services: employment trends in the 2007–09 (PDF 1MB)
    • by Frank Conlon  
    • April 2011

  • Employment in financial activities: double billed by housing and financial crises (PDF 3MB)
    • by George Prassas  
    • April 2011

  • Deep drop in retail trade employment during the 2007–09 recession (PDF 1MB)
    • by Michael D. McCall  
    • April 2011

  • Employment in leisure and hospitality departs from historical trends during 2007–09 recession (PDF 1MB)
    • by Eliot Davila  
    • April 2011

  • The decline in work hours during the 2007–09 recession (PDF 607K)
    • by Steven Kroll  
    • April 2011

  • Payroll employment turns the corner in 2010 (PDF 753K)
    • by John Eddlemon  
    • March 2011

  • The 2010 Census: the impact of counting the Nation (PDF 3,320K)
    • by Emily Richards  
    • March 2011

  • Payroll employment in 2009: job losses continue (PDF 665K)
    • by Megan M. Barker and Adam A. Hadi  
    • March 2010

  • New all-employee hours and earnings from the CES survey (PDF 612K)
    • by Angela Clinton, John Coughlan, and Brian Dahlin  
    • March 2010

  • All-employee hours and earnings for States and metropolitan areas (PDF 814K)
    • by Dante DeAntonio  
    • March 2010

  • Recession leads to lackluster employment in the trucking industry (HTML)
    • by Emily Richards and Frank Conlon  
    • February 2010

  • A New Approach to Classifying Industries in the Information Sector (PDF 614K)
    • by Brett Caillier  
    • May 2009

  • Holiday season hiring in retail trade (PDF 231K)
    • by Stephen Crestol  
    • March 2009

  • Substantial job losses in 2008: weakness broadens and deepens across industries (PDF 267K)
    • by Laura A. Kelter  
    • March 2009

  • Takeoff and descent of airline employment (PDF 295K)
    • by Christopher J. Goodman  
    • October 2008

  • Payroll employment in 2007: the slowdown (PDF 366K)
    • by Robyn J. Richards  
    • March 2008

  • Payroll employment and job openings rate continued to grow in 2006 (PDF 64K)
    • by Kimberly Riley, Emily Lloyd, and Natalie Propst  
    • March 2007

  • Recent employment trends in residential and nonresidential construction (PDF 64K)
    • by John P. Mullins  
    • October 2006

  • Two new construction employment series for specialty trade contractors (PDF 83K)
    • by Christopher Manning and John P. Mullins  
    • October 2006

  • A visual essay: post-recessionary employment growth related to the housing market (PDF 115K)
    • by Matthew Miller  
    • October 2006

  • Jobs in 2005: How do they compare with their 2001 counterparts? (PDF 89K)
    • by Julie Hatch Maxfield  
    • July 2006

  • Cutting the cord: telecommunications employment shifts toward wireless   (PDF 61K)
    • by Christopher C. Carbone  
    • July 2006

  • Employment in hospitals: unconventional patterns over time   (PDF 98K)
    • by William C. Goodman  
    • June 2006

  • Payroll employment for 2005: recovery and expansion   (PDF 141K)
    • by Robert Stephens, David Langdon, and Brady Stephens  
    • March 2006

  • Impact of business births and deaths in the payroll survey   (PDF 69K)
    • by Kirk Mueller  
    • May 2006

  • From supermarkets to supercenters: employment shifts to the one-stop shop   (PDF 65K)
    • by Michael H. Strople  
    • February 2006

  • Bears, bulls, and brokers: employment trends in the securities industry  (PDF 76K)
    • by Michael H. Strople  
    • December 2005

  • Payroll employment grows in 2004  (PDF 88K)
    • by Emily Lloyd and Charlotte Mueller  
    • April 2005

  • Employment in the public sector: two recessions’ impact on jobs  (PDF 88K)
    • by Julie Hatch 
    • October 2004

  • Post-recession trends in nonfarm employment and related economic indicators  (PDF 69K)
    • by David Langdon, Rachel Krantz, and Michael Strople
    • September 2004

  • The U.S. labor market in 2003: signs of improvement by year’s end (PDF 220K)
    • by Rachel Krantz, Marisa Di Natale, and Thomas J. Krolik
    • March 2004

  • Recent changes in the national Current Employment Statistics survey (PDF 67K)
    • by Teresa L. Morisi
    • June 2003
  • U.S. labor market in 2002: continued weakness (PDF 164K)
    • by Terence M. McMenamin, Rachel Krantz, and Thomas J. Krolik
    • February 2003
  • Services: business demand rivals consumer demand in driving job growth (PDF 89K)
    • by Bill Goodman and Reid Steadman
    • April 2002
  • Employment in business services: a year of unprecedented decline (PDF 58K)
    • by Rachel Krantz
    • April 2002
  • U.S. labor market in 2001: economy enters a recession (PDF 246K)
    • by David S. Langdon, Terence M. McMenamin, and Thomas J. Krolik
    • February 2002
  • Employment in services industries affected by recessions and expansions (PDF 67K)
    • by William C. Goodman
    • October 2001
  • The job market in 2000: slowing down as the year ended (PDF 336K)
    • by Jennifer L. Martel and David S. Langdon
    • February 2001
  • Job growth in the 1990s: a retrospect (PDF 143K)
    • by Julie Hatch and Angela Clinton
    • December 2000
  • Job growth in television: cable versus broadcast (PDF 71K)
    • by Dominic Toto
    • August 2000
  • The impact of strikes on current employment statistics (Technical note 45K)
    • by Karthik A. Rao
    • August 2000
  • On the decline in average weekly hours (PDF 40K)
    • by Katie Kirkland
    • July 2000
  • Transportation by air: job growth moderates (PDF 74K)
    • by William C. Goodman
    • March 2000
  • The job market remains strong in 1999 (PDF 131K)
    • by Jennifer L. Martel and Laura A. Kelter
    • February 2000
  • Counting the counters: effects of Census 2000 on employment (PDF 40K)
    • by Laura A. Kelter
    • February 2000
  • Analyzing the recent upward surge in overtime hours (PDF 62K)
    • by Ron L. Hetrick
    • February 2000
  • Noneconomic fluctuations in hours and earnings data (PDF 44K)
    • by Jurgen Kropf and Patricia Getz
    • August 1999
  • Health services industry: still a job machine? (PDF 131K)
    • by Cynthia Engel
    • March 1999
  • Job growth slows during crises overseas (PDF 205K)
    • by William C. Goodman and Timothy D. Consedine
    • February 1999
  • Auto retailing: changing trends in jobs and business (PDF 60K)
    • by Keith G. Keel
    • October 1998
  • Competition drives the trucking industry (PDF 193K)
    • by Cynthia Engel
    • April 1998
  • Strong job growth continues, unemployment declines in 1997 (PDF 193K)
    • by Randy E. Ilg and Angela Clinton
    • February 1998
  • Taking note of the paper industry (PDF 873K)
    • by Cynthia Engel
    • September 1997
  • Flexible labor: restructuring the American work force (PDF 148K)
    • by Angela Clinton
    • August 1997
  • The role of computers in reshaping the work force (PDF 192K)
    • by Sheila McConnell
    • August 1996
  • Semiconductors: the building blocks of the information revolution (PDF 748K)
    • by Francisco A. Moris
    • August 1996
  • Computer manufacturing: change and competition (PDF 606K)
    • by Jacqueline Warnke
    • August 1996
  • Commercial banking transformed by computer technology (PDF 379K)
    • by Teresa L. Morisi
    • August 1996
  • The software and engineering industries: threatened by technological change? (PDF 578K)
    • by William Goodman
    • August 1996
  • Job creation and the emerging home computer market (PDF 594K)
    • by Laura Freeman
    • August 1996
  • Employment in high-tech defense industries in a post cold war era (PDF 395K)
    • by Ron Hetrick
    • August 1996
  • Boom in day care industry the result of many social changes (PDF 633K)
    • by William Goodman
    • August 1995
  • Unraveling employment trends in textiles and apparel (PDF 874K)
    • by Lauren A. Murray
    • August 1995
  • Home sweet home health care (PDF 564K)
    • by Laura Freeman
    • March 1995
  • Drugs manufacturing: a prescription for jobs (PDF 632K)
    • by Stephen Heffler
    • March 1995
  • Strong employment gains continue in 1994 (PDF 862K)
    • by Lois M. Plunkert and Howard V. Haygle
    • February 1995
  • Employment in public schools and the student-to-employee ratio (PDF 299K)
    • by Teresa L. Morisi
    • July 1994
  • Women and jobs in recoveries: 1970-1993 (PDF 542K)
    • by William Goodman
    • July 1994
  • Why did employment expand in poultry processing plants? (PDF 195K)
    • by Ron Hetrick
    • June 1994
  • Women and jobs in recessions: 1969-1992 (PDF 532K)
    • by William Goodman, Stephen Antzak, and Laura Freeman
    • July 1993
  • Industry employment and the 1990-91 recession (PDF 736K)
    • by Christopher J. Singleton
    • July 1993
  • Health services: the real jobs machine (PDF 921K)
    • by David R.H. Hiles
    • November 1992
  • Auto industry jobs in the 1980s: a decade of transition (PDF 592K)
    • by Christopher J. Singleton
    • February 1992
  • The 1980s: a decade of job growth and industry shifts (PDF 1099K)
    • by Lois M. Plunkert
    • September 1990
  • The 1987-88 surge in exports and the rise in factory jobs (PDF 494K)
    • by Christopher J. Singleton
    • May 1990
  • Diffusion indexes: a barometer of the economy (PDF 732K)
    • by Pat Getz and Mark G. Ulmer
    • April 1990

 

Last Modified Date: November 1, 2019