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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


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 September 2019 are scheduled to be released on October 18, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for January 2022 are scheduled to be released on January 14, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

//LAUS Test 01182022// Regional and state

unemployment rates were generally little...


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//METRO QCT Test 01142022// jobless rates down over the year in 341 of 372 metro areas...


//METRO QCT Test 01142022// Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas and other.
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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.