Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys approximately 146,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 623,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.
Employment data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions are available.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, and the unemployment
rate was little changed at 4.9 percent. Job gains were led by retail trade, food
services, health care, and manufacturing. Employment declined in educational
services, transportation and warehousing, and mining.
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Employment, Hours, and Earnings - National
(Current Employment Statistics - CES)
Telephone: (202) 691-6555
Fax: (202) 691-6641
If you have a specific CES data question, please contact us via e-mail.
Written inquiries should be directed to:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Division of Current Employment Statistics
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001