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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

  • QCEW Summary and Historical Response Rates Tables now updated with second quarter 2020 data Read More »
  • Hurricane Zeta: QCEW employment, wages, and establishment counts in hurricane flood zones. Read More »
  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Imputation Methodology 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 -9.4%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California -12.3%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois -13.2%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

New York County, New York -19.3%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas -7.5%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona -4.7%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas -6.8%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

Orange County, California -12.9%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

San Diego County, California -11.2%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

King County, Washington -9.1%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida -9.3%(p) since Jun 2019 Historical Data

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

U.S. TOTAL +8.6%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +8.9%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +9.8%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

New York County, New York +15.1%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +3.7%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +7.8%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +4.5%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Orange County, California +11.7%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +11.1%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

King County, Washington +13.9%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +5.4%(p) since 2nd Qtr of 2019 Historical Data

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News Releases

Atlantic, NJ, has the largest county over-the-year June employment loss at -34.2%

11/18/2020

From June 2019 to June 2020, Atlantic, NJ, had the largest county percentage decrease in employment at -34.2 percent. Atlantic, NJ, also had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in average weekly wages in second quarter 2020 at 22.5 percent.
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County Employment and Wages (QCEW) database now fully updated through 2nd quarter 2020

12/02/2020

BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database through the second 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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Next Release

The County Employment and Wages release for third quarter 2020 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
The County Employment and Wages full data update for third quarter 2020 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Employment in political organizations

Over 16,000 people were employed in the political organizations industry in March 2020. Political organizations employment has been rising since early 2019. It has been above 10,000 since July 2019, which is the first time it has passed that level during a month in a year without any normally scheduled national elections. 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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