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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 131,000 businesses and government agencies, representing 670,000 individual worksites.


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Latest Numbers


All States Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 75.5(p) in Jun 2022 Historical Data

All MSAs Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 64.1(p) in Jun 2022 Historical Data

News Releases

June jobless rates down in 10 states, up in 2; payroll jobs up in 13 states, down in 2


In June, unemployment rates were lower in 10 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 2 states, and stable in 38 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 13 states, decreased in 2 states, and was essentially unchanged in 35 states and the District.
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June jobless rates down over the year in 388 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 129


Jobless rates were lower in June than a year earlier in 388 of the 389 metropolitan areas and higher in 1 area. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 129 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 260.
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Next Release

The State Employment and Unemployment data for July 2022 are scheduled to be released on August 19, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for July 2022 are scheduled to be released on August 31, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.


The Economics Daily

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Employment up in 47 of the largest metro areas over the year ended February 2022

From February 2021 to February 2022, nonfarm employment increased in 47 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 4 areas. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Western manufacturing employment: trends and peaks over 30 years

This article examines manufacturing employment trends in the U.S. Western region between 1990 and 2019. 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.