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Current Employment Statistics: Overview

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys approximately 143,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 588,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.

Quick Facts: Current Employment Statistics
Subject areas Employment, Hours, Pay
Key measures
  • Average weekly hours
  • Real earnings
  • Total nonfarm payroll employment
How the data are obtained Survey of businesses and governments
Classification system Industry
Periodicity of data availability Monthly
Geographic detail Metro area, National, State
Scope Government, Private sector, State and local government
Key products
Program webpage

Last Modified Date: September 30, 2015