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.
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- UPDATED 2018 QCEW Reporter's Guide: A useful resource of tips on how to use QCEW data.
- NEW Employment and Wages, Annual Averages 2016
- NEW QCEW BLS NAICS Search Application
- NEW The QCEW Handbook of Methods has been re-launched. It provides a detailed explanation of how the QCEW program obtains and prepares the economic data it publishes.
Comprehensive information on QCEW concepts and definitions, sources of data and methods of collection, calculations, and program history are available.
- The QCEW Data Viewer includes over-the-year level and percent changes for third-month employment and average weekly wages. It also includes employment and wages location quotients
in all tables. Table options have been expanded to include multi-year QCEW data by area and industry, and by establishment size class. Size data are available for the first quarter of each year.
Midland, Texas, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in September
2017 at 10.4 percent. Mercer, N.J., had the largest county third quarter 2017 percentage decline in
average weekly wages, with a loss of 8.8 percent over the year.
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For BLS QCEW Survey Respondents
For QCEW Data Users
- Telephone: (202) 691-6567
- E-mail: Contact QCEW
- Written inquiries:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20212
For related data sources
For state-published data
The cooperating State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) have labor market information
offices that publish and disseminate QCEW data for their states.