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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 142,000x businesses and government agencies, representing 689,000 individual worksites.

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Latest Numbers

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All States Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 67.6(p) in May 2021 Historical Data

All MSAs Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 64.3(p) in May 2021 Historical Data

Next Release

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for June 2022 are scheduled to be released on June 23, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for July 2022 are scheduled to be released on July 1, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

//LAUS NR Test 06232022// March jobless rates down in 37 states; payroll jobs up in 10...

06/23/2022

//LAUS NR Test 06232022// In March, unemployment rates were lower in 37 states and stable in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 10 states and was essentially unchanged in 40 states and the District.
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//METRO Test 07012022// September jobless rates down over the year in 386 metro areas...

07/01/2022

//METRO Test 07012022// Jobless rates were lower in September than a year earlier in 386 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 2, and unchanged in 1. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 90 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Nonfarm employment rises 9.4 percent in Ocean City, New Jersey, over the year ending September 2019

Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 56 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in the remaining 333 areas. 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.