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.

Notices

  • Implementation Plan for New Metropolitan and Micropolitan area delineations Read More »
  • Diffusion indexes of state and area total nonfarm employment now available Read More »
  • Correction to SAE Data July 17, 2020 Read More »

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Latest Numbers

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All States Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 100.0(p) in Jun 2020 Historical Data

All MSAs Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 98.1(p) in Jun 2020 Historical Data

Next Release

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for July 2020 are scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for July 2020 are scheduled to be released on September 2, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

June jobless rates down in 42 states, up in 5; payroll jobs up in all 50 states

07/17/2020

In June, unemployment rates were lower in 42 states, higher in 5 states, and stable in 3 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in all 50 states and the District.
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June jobless rates up over the year in 388 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs down in 307

07/29/2020

Jobless rates were higher in June than a year earlier in 388 of the 389 metropolitan areas and lower in 1 area. Nonfarm payroll employment was down in 307 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 82.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Employment up in all 50 states and D.C. over the month, down over the year, in June 2020

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in June 2020. Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in all 50 states and the District. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Examining industry composition effects in state employment

Did an industry composition effect slow the recovery of Alabama, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Mexico, West Virginia, and Wyoming following the Great Recession? 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.