Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.

Each month, CES surveys approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.

Notices

  • Seeking public comment on possible changes to North American Industry Classification System for 2022 Read More »
  • 2019 CES Benchmark revision Read More »
  • Notice of Publication Changes with the Release of Data on February 7, 2020 Read More »

Charts

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Next Release

  • The Employment Situation for May 2020 is scheduled to be released on June 26, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • Real Earnings for September 2019 is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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News Releases

//EMPSIT AutoSuppl Update 7/10/2020// EMPSIT News Release QCT testing

07/10/2020

//EMPSIT AutoSuppl Update 7/10/2020// This is QCT testing.
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//REALER JTS Test 06112020// Real average hourly earnings falls 0.7 percent in March

06/11/2020

//REALER JIT Test 06112020// Real average hourly earnings fell 0.7 percent in March, seasonally adjusted.
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Publications

Beyond the Numbers

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The 2020 census and CES employment

This Beyond the Numbers article describes how census workers affect CES employment estimates. Typically, a mass movement of workers onto—and then off of—the Census Bureau payroll occurs around the turn of every decade. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent from January 2019 to January 2020

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from January 2019 to January 2020. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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The relative weakness in earnings of production workers in manufacturing, 1990–2018

Although manufacturing industries had a reputation for stable, well-paying jobs throughout much of the 20th century, shifts within the industry in the last several decades have considerably altered that picture. Since 1990, average hourly earnings trends in the various manufacturing industries have been disparate, with a few industries showing strong growth but many others having growth rates that are lower than those of the total private sector. read more »

Latest Numbers

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Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +266,000(p) in Nov 2019 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.07(p) in Nov 2019 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: unchanged in Nov 2019 Historical Data

Percent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.2%(p) in Nov 2019 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: +0.1(p) in Nov 2019 Historical Data

Change in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees: -0.1(p) in Nov 2019 Historical Data

Change in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: unchanged in Oct 2019 Historical Data

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