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.
Announcements Archive »
- NEW Hurricane Florence: Employment, wages, and establishment counts in hurricane flood zones.
- NEW Employment and Wages, Annual Averages 2017
- NEW BLS Forum on the Healthcare Industry: Employment, Pay,
Benefits, and Prices- BLS Atlanta Regional Office, September 12, 2018 (FREE EVENT).
- NEW Update to the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Research Data on the Nonprofit Sector
2016 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) research data on employment, wages and establishment figures for nonprofit institutions is available now.
These figures will provide an insight into this important segment of the U.S. economy for 2016. Updated data is available on the
QCEW Nonprofit Research Data page.
- Change in Schedule of the County Employment and Wages News Release
- Hurricane maps and tables: Employment, wages, and establishment counts in hurricane flood zones have been updated
with third quarter 2017 data.
- QCEW BLS NAICS Search Application
- 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, multi-year QCEW data by area and industry, and by establishment size class.
BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database
through the first quarter of 2018. Links to updated databases, files, and tables
can be found at www.bls.gov/cew/data.htm.
From first quarter 2017 to first quarter 2018, Peoria, Ill., had the largest county percentage increase in
average weekly wages at 23.8 percent. Midland, Texas, had the largest county over-the-year percentage
increase in employment in March 2018 at 12.6 percent.
Discontinued Annual Releases
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Database Tool Availability
Discontinued Data Series
- Create Customized Tables (one screen)
- Create Customized Tables (multiple screens)
Downloadable Data Files
- Open Data Access
- Overview -Learn more about the collection of CSV files designed to allow third party programmers, developers, and organizations to retrieve published QCEW data in CSV format.
- Data Slices: Structure and Storage -Learn more about the storage and structure of QCEW's collection of CSV data slices.
- Programming Language Examples -QCEW data slices can be directly accessed from various programming languages. QCEW has made an effort to provide simple examples in several different languages.
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Last Modified Date: September 10, 2018
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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.