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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

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.

Notices

  • Seeking public comment on possible changes to North American Industry Classification System for 2022 Read More »
  • 2019 CES Benchmark revision Read More »
  • Notice of Publication Changes with the Release of Data on February 7, 2020 Read More »

Charts

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Next Release

  • The Employment Situation for November 2021 is scheduled to be released on November 09, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • Real Earnings November 2021 is scheduled to be released on November 9, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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News Releases

//EMPSIT QCT Test 11092021// Payroll employment rises by 235,000 in August; unemployment...

11/09/2021

//EMPSIT QCT Test 11092021// Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, private education, manufacturing, and other services. Retail trade...
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//REALER QCT Test 11092021// Real average hourly earnings rises by 0.1 percent in December

11/09/2021

//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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Publications

Beyond the Numbers

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The 2020 census and CES employment

This Beyond the Numbers article describes how census workers affect CES employment estimates. Typically, a mass movement of workers onto—and then off of—the Census Bureau payroll occurs around the turn of every decade. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent from January 2019 to January 2020

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from January 2019 to January 2020. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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The relative weakness in earnings of production workers in manufacturing, 1990–2018

Although manufacturing industries had a reputation for stable, well-paying jobs throughout much of the 20th century, shifts within the industry in the last several decades have considerably altered that picture. Since 1990, average hourly earnings trends in the various manufacturing industries have been disparate, with a few industries showing strong growth but many others having growth rates that are lower than those of the total private sector. read more »

Latest Numbers

RSS

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +850,000(p) in Jun 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.10(p) in Jun 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: -0.1(p) in Jun 2021 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.2%(p) in Jun 2021 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: -0.2(p) in Jun 2021 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: -0.1(p) in Jun 2021 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: -$0.03(p) in May 2021 Historical Data

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