The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering more than 95 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.
//CEWQTR Test 08222022// San Francisco, CA, had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in average weekly wages in first quarter 2021 at 33.9 percent. From March 2020 to March 2021, Calcasieu, LA, had the largest county percentage decrease in employment with a loss of 14.9 percent.
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BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) database
through the third quarter of 2020. Links to updated databases, files, and tables
can be found at www.bls.gov/web/cewdat.supp.toc.htm.
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