Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering more than 95 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.

Notices

  • Hurricane maps and tables: Employment, wages, and establishment counts in hurricane flood zones have been updated with third quarter 2019 data. Read More »
  • QCEW Data Source Counts: Updated information related to QCEW reports and employment counts by type and data source Read More »
  • Seeking public comment on possible changes to North American Industry Classification System for 2022 Read More »

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Latest Numbers

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U.S. and Ten Largest Counties Employment Over-the-Year Percent Change (Unadjusted)

U.S. TOTAL +1.2%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +1.4%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +0.4%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

New York County, New York +2.3%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +1.1%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +3.4%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +2.5%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Orange County, California +1.3%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +1.8%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

King County, Washington +3.1%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +1.5%(p) since Dec 2018 Historical Data

U.S. and Ten Largest Counties Average Weekly Wage Over-the-Year Percent Change (Unadjusted)

U.S. TOTAL +3.5%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Los Angeles County, California +3.7%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Cook County, Illinois +2.5%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

New York County, New York +4.3%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Harris County, Texas +2.5%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Maricopa County, Arizona +4.1%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Dallas County, Texas +3.3%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Orange County, California +4.9%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

San Diego County, California +4.0%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

King County, Washington +7.8%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

Miami-Dade County, Florida +2.9%(p) since 4th Qtr of 2018 Historical Data

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Next Release

  • The County Employment and Wages release for fourth quarter 2019 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00am (EDT).
  • The County Employment and Wages full data update for fourth quarter 2019 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00am (EDT).
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News Releases

//CEWQTR Test Defect Fix 11111 12172019// CEWQTR Publisher Headline News Release

12/05/2017

//CEWQTR Test Defect Fix 11111 12172019// Williamson, Texas had the largest percentage increase in average weekly wages in the third quarter of 2018.
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//CEWDAT Test Defect Fix 11111 12172019// County Employment and Wages (QCEW) updated...

11/26/2019

//CEWDAT Test Defect Fix 11111 12172019// Today BLS updated the full Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) resource with data through the first quarter of 2018. Links to updated databases, files, and tables can be found at https://www.bls.gov/cew/data.htm
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Publications

Monthly Labor Review

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What’s behind occupational separations?

This article analyzes how workers’ characteristics affect their propensity to exit an occupation. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Workplace injuries and illnesses resulting in job transfer or restriction in 2017

In 2017, sprains, strains, and tears were the most frequently occurring injuries resulting in lost worktime, transfer, or restriction in five of six industries studied. More of these cases resulted in days of job transfer or restriction than days away from work in crop production; transportation equipment manufacturing; and amusement, gambling, and recreation. In truck transportation, however, more of these injuries resulted in days away from work than job transfer or restriction. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Tradeoffs in the expenditure patterns of families with children

This Beyond the Numbers article examines the tradeoffs between spending on apparel, education, and childcare and their relation to household income and demographics, such as region, race, and education. Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) Public-Use Microdata for the years 2012–16, the article examines how income and demographics are related to spending and to the tradeoffs that families make when including apparel, education, and childcare in their budgets. read more »

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