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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

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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 +5.0%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +7.7%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +4.6%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

New York County, New York +8.8%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +3.9%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +4.7%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +4.7%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

Orange County, California +6.7%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +8.2%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

King County, Washington +6.7%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +6.6%(p) since Mar 2021 Historical Data

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

U.S. TOTAL +6.7%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +3.6%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +6.2%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

New York County, New York +2.6%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +10.7%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +7.5%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +9.2%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Orange County, California +4.2%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +3.3%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

King County, Washington +1.9%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +14.1%(p) since 1st Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

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News Releases

Peoria, IL, has largest county 1st quarter 2022 over-the-year wage gain at 25.8%

08/24/2022

From first quarter 2021 to first quarter 2022, Peoria, IL, had the largest county percentage increase in average weekly wages at 25.8 percent. Clark, NV, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in March 2022 at 12.5 percent.
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County Employment and Wages (QCEW) database now fully updated through 1st quarter 2022

09/07/2022

BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database through the first quarter of 2022. Links to updated databases, files, and tables can be found at www.bls.gov/web/cewdat.supp.toc.htm.
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Next Release

The County Employment and Wages release for second quarter 2022 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
The County Employment and Wages full data update for second quarter 2022 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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The Economics Daily

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Lights, Camera, Action! Georgia leads in job growth for motion picture and video industries

Georgia led the nation in jobs gained in motion picture and video industries from 2011 to 2021, with an increase of 15,611. Another 11 states added a combined 8,297 jobs over this time, including Louisiana (1,685), Texas (1,651), Tennessee (1,455), and Utah (1,275). read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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The Decline in Employment Dynamism Over the Last Three Decades

Business dynamism refers to the continuous process of firm entry, growth, contraction, and exit, and the simultaneous creation and destruction of jobs. A healthy economy is marked by low barriers to entry for new firms and a labor market that permits workers to move easily between jobs. read more »

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