Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

QCEW Flat File Helper Applications

Flat text files containing all data by geographic groupings are available from the QCEW downloadable data files page. In addition to annual data, these files have monthly employment and quarterly establishment and wage data.

These files include all published QCEW observations, including many which are not in the standard BLS database. We recognize that they are not easy to use. The QCEW program has developed several helper applications that can be used to import the flat files into common data manipulation applications such as Excel, Access, and SAS.

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2014