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.
In March, unemployment rates were lower in 20 states and the District of Columbia
and stable in 30 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and was
essentially unchanged in 21 states and the District.
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Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 56 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in the remaining 333 areas. read more »