Press Release Schedule

The CES geographic data are available for all states and areas each month about 6 weeks after the survey reference week. For example, "preliminary" data for November 2017 and "final" data for October 2017 will be released in a comprehensive state press release on December 22, 2017. Many states will release their individual state and area data prior to the release dates below.

The annual release of new benchmark data is effective with the preliminary January estimates each year. These estimates are available in early March. New seasonally adjusted data for the preceding 5 years and factors to be applied to the current year's estimates are also released with the benchmark.

Below is the current press release schedule.

State Employment and Unemployment Press Release Schedule
Reference Month Release Date Comment

November 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

December 2017

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 2018

Monday, March 12 New Benchmark

February 2018

Friday, March 23

March 2018

Friday, April 20

April 2018

Friday, May 18

May 2018

Friday, June 15

June 2018

Friday, July 20

July 2018

Friday, August 17

August 2018

Friday, September 21

September 2018

Friday, October 19

October 2018

Friday, November 16

November 2018

Friday, December 21


Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Press Release Schedule
Reference Month Release Date Comment

November 2017

Thursday, January 4, 2018

December 2017

Tuesday, February 6

January 2018

Friday, March 16

February 2018

Wednesday, April 4

March 2018

Wednesday, May 2

April 2018

Wednesday, May 30

May 2018

Wednesday, June 27

June 2018

Wednesday, August 1

July 2018

Wednesday, August 29

August 2018

Wednesday, October 3

September 2018

Tuesday, November 6

October 2018

Thursday, November 29

November 2018

Thursday, January 3, 2019

 

Last Modified Date: December 7, 2017