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

  • Redesign of webpages associated with the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Read More »
  • Monthly Labor Review: COVID-19 shutdowns Read More »
  • Hurricane maps and tables: Employment, wages, and establishment counts in hurricane flood zones have been updated with third quarter 2019 data. Read More »

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

U.S. TOTAL +1.2%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +1.4%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +0.4%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

New York County, New York +2.3%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +1.1%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +3.4%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +2.5%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Orange County, California +1.3%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +1.8%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

King County, Washington +3.1%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +1.5%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

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

U.S. TOTAL +3.5%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +3.7%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +2.5%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

New York County, New York +4.3%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +2.5%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +4.1%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +3.3%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Orange County, California +4.9%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +4.0%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

King County, Washington +7.8%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +2.9%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

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Next Release

  • The County Employment and Wages release for first quarter 2020 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The County Employment and Wages full data update for first quarter 2020 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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News Releases

Santa Cruz, CA, has largest county 4th quarter 2019 over-the-year wage gain at 20.7%

05/20/2020

From fourth quarter 2018 to fourth quarter 2019, Santa Cruz, CA, had the largest county percentage increase in average weekly wages at 20.7 percent. Cleveland, OK, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in December 2019 at 5.8 percent.
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County Employment and Wages (QCEW) database now fully updated through 4th quarter 2019

06/03/2020

BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database through the fourth quarter of 2019. 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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2.7 million grocery store workers in September 2019

Grocery stores play a crucial role in our communities, providing access to food, medicine, and other provisions; generating jobs; driving economic growth; and helping to ensure their products and services are available during times of need. There were 89,248 establishments in the grocery stores industry in September 2019, with 2,656,848 workers. 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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