State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, & Earnings

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. CES State and Metro Area produces data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions. CES National Estimates produces estimates for the nation.

Each month, CES surveys approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing 697,000 individual worksites.


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Latest Numbers


All States Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 100.0(p) in Jun 2020 Historical Data

All MSAs Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 98.1(p) in Jun 2020 Historical Data

Next Release

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for July 2020 are scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for July 2020 are scheduled to be released on September 2, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

June jobless rates down in 42 states, up in 5; payroll jobs up in all 50 states


In June, unemployment rates were lower in 42 states, higher in 5 states, and stable in 3 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in all 50 states and the District.
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June jobless rates up over the year in 388 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs down in 307


Jobless rates were higher in June than a year earlier in 388 of the 389 metropolitan areas and lower in 1 area. Nonfarm payroll employment was down in 307 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 82.
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Employment down from May 2019 to May 2020 in all large metro areas

From May 2019 to May 2020, nonfarm employment declined in all of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more. read more »

State and Area Resources

Click a state on the map for economic summaries produced by BLS Regional Information Offices.

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National Data

Click on the map for National Employment, Hours and Earnings.