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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 122,000 businesses and government agencies, representing 666,000 individual worksites.

Notices

  • Upcoming Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data Read More »
  • 2023 Preliminary Benchmark Revisions to Current Establishment Survey Data for states and select metropolitan areas Read More »
  • Corrections to SAE data August 11, 2023 Read More »

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Latest Numbers

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All States Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 78.4(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

All MSAs Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 69.4(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

News Releases

Dec. jobless rates up in 15 states, down in 1; payroll jobs little changed in all states

01/23/2024

In December, unemployment rates were higher in 15 states, lower in 1 state, and stable in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged in all 50 states and the District.
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December jobless rates up over the year in 230 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 61

02/06/2024

Jobless rates were higher in December than a year earlier in 230 of the 389 metropolitan areas, lower in 128, and unchanged in 31. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 61 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 328.
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Next Release

The State Employment and Unemployment data for January 2024 are scheduled to be released on March 11, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for January 2024 are scheduled to be released on March 13, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Publications

The Economics Daily

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Nonfarm payroll employment up in 30 states from December 2022 to December 2023

From December 2022 to December 2023, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 30 states and was essentially unchanged in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada, at 3.8 percent, followed by Idaho and South Dakota (+3.0 percent each). 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.