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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Next Release

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for May 2020 are scheduled to be released on June 19, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for April 2020 are scheduled to be released on June 3, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

April jobless rates up in all 50 states; payroll jobs down in all 50 states


In April, unemployment rates were higher in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in all 50 states and the District.
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March jobless rates up over the year in 253 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 21


Jobless rates were higher in March than a year earlier in 253 of the 389 metropolitan areas, lower in 123, and unchanged in 13. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 21 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 1, and essentially unchanged in 367.
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Employment up in 21 metro areas, unchanged in 367, from March 2019 to March 2020

From March 2019 to March 2020, 21 metro areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 1 had a decrease, and 367 were essentially unchanged. 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.