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March 2010

All-employee hours and earnings for States and metropolitan areas

Dante A. DeAntonio

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is a monthly survey of more than 400,000 business establishments.1 The CES program provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings, by industry detail, for the Nation, States, and metropolitan areas. CES data are widely considered one of the most timely and accurate economic indicators published by the Federal Government.

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