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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.

Notices

  • Update to the 2022 North American Industry Classification System on March 13, 2023 Read More »
  • 2022 Preliminary Benchmark Revisions to Current Establishment Survey Data for states and select metropolitan areas Read More »
  • 2022 Preliminary Benchmark Revision to Establishment Survey Data to be released on August 24, 2022 Read More »

Charts

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Latest Numbers

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All States Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 64.7(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

All MSAs Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 64.3(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

News Releases

December jobless rates up in 7 states, down in 5; payroll jobs down in 1 state

01/24/2023

In December, unemployment rates were higher in 7 states, lower in 5 states, and stable in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 1 state and was essentially unchanged in 49 states and the District.
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December jobless rates down over the year in 244 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 81

02/01/2023

Jobless rates were lower in December than a year earlier in 244 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 115, and unchanged in 30. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 81 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 308.
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Next Release

The State Employment and Unemployment data for January 2023 are scheduled to be released on March 13, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for January 2023 are scheduled to be released on March 17, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Publications

The Economics Daily

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95 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from November 2021 to November 2022

Ninety-five metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from November 2021 to November 2022, and 294 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, (7.3 percent), Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina (6.6 percent), and Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa-Illinois, (6.4 percent). 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.