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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 52.9(p) in Oct 2023 Historical Data

All MSAs Diffusion Index, 1-month, total nonfarm 65.3(p) in Oct 2023 Historical Data

Next Release

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for July 2023 are scheduled to be released on July 25, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for January 2024 are scheduled to be released on January 31, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

News Releases

//LAUS QCT ZUNI3 10042023// Jobless rates down in 37 states; payroll jobs up in 10 states


//LAUS QCT ZUNI3 10042023// In March, unemployment rates were lower in 37 states
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//METRO Charts Test 01222024// January jobless rates down over the year


//METRO Charts Test 01222024// Jobless rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 386 of the 389 metropolitan areas.
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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.