Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys approximately 144,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 554,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.
IMPORTANT 2014 CES Preliminary Benchmark Revision
IMPORTANT Effective with the publication of July 2014 first preliminary estimates on August 1, 2014, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program has implemented new sample units into production on a quarterly basis. More information about the CES quarterly sample implementation is available at www.bls.gov/ces/cesqsi.htm.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in August,
and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent.
Job gains occurred in professional and business services and
in health care.
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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