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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering more than 95 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.

Notices

  • Hurricane Delta: Employment, wages, and establishment counts in hurricane flood zones have been updated with third quarter 2019 data. Read More »
  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Imputation Methodology Read More »
  • Employment and Wages Annual Averages 2019 Read More »

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Latest Numbers

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U.S. and Ten Largest Counties Employment Over-the-Year Percent Change (Unadjusted)

U.S. TOTAL +0.4%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +0.2%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois -0.6%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

New York County, New York -0.4%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +0.4%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +2.3%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +1.2%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

Orange County, California -0.3%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +0.8%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

King County, Washington +1.5%(p) since Mar 2019 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida unchanged since Mar 2019 Historical Data

U.S. and Ten Largest Counties Average Weekly Wage Over-the-Year Percent Change (Unadjusted)

U.S. TOTAL +3.3%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +4.3%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +2.8%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

New York County, New York +3.7%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +0.3%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +4.0%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +2.4%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Orange County, California +3.6%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +5.5%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

King County, Washington +4.7%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +2.6%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

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Next Release

  • The County Employment and Wages release for second quarter 2020 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The County Employment and Wages full data update for second quarter 2020 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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News Releases

McLean, IL, has largest county 1st quarter 2020 over-the-year wage gain at 13.3%

08/19/2020

From first quarter 2019 to first quarter 2020, McLean, IL, had the largest county percentage increase in average weekly wages at 13.3 percent. St. Johns, FL, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in March 2020 at 3.7 percent.
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County Employment and Wages (QCEW) database now fully updated through 1st quarter 2020

09/02/2020

BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database through the first quarter of 2020. Links to updated databases, files, and tables can be found at www.bls.gov/web/cewdat.supp.toc.htm.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Employment up by 3.7 percent in St. Johns County, Florida, from March 2019 to March 2020

Employment increased in 202 of the 357 largest U.S. counties from March 2019 to March 2020, while 335 counties had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages. St. Johns County, Florida, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment, 3.7 percent. Ector County, Texas, experienced the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment, 5.5 percent. In March 2020, national employment increased to 147.1 million, a 0.4-percent increase over the year. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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How many workers are employed in sectors directly affected by COVID-19 shutdowns, where do they work, and how much do they earn?

This article examines the labor market impacts of establishment shutdowns implemented in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). read more »

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