The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
Each month, CES surveys approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.
//EMPSIT QCT PO Test January 30 2023// Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in December, and the
unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care, construction, and social assistance.
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//REALER QCT Test 11092021// Real average hourly earnings rose by 0.1 percent in December, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings decreased by 0.2 percent and the CPI-U decreased by 0.4 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased by 0.2 percent over the month.
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