Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

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.

CES Survey banner

For Your Information

Next Releases:

On This Page

CES News Releases

Payroll employment increases by 160,000 in April; unemployment rate unchanged at 5.0%


Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 160,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities. Job losses continued in mining.
HTML | PDF | RSS | Charts | Commissioner's Statement

Current CES Economic News Releases


CES Tables and Charts



All CES Tables »

Tables from Employment and Earnings

Monthly Establishment Data--National

All CES Tables »

CES Databases


Database Name Special
Tables Text Files
Employment, Hours, and Earnings - National
(Current Employment Statistics - CES)
Special Notice for Current Employment Statistics - CES Top Picks for CES National Data Finder for CES National One Screen Data Search for CES National Multi Screen Data Search for CES National Tables for CES National Text Files for CES National

CES Data Access Tips

CES Published Series – A table displaying the availability, by industry, of both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data

Historical data for series in the selected news releases from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)

Vintage data

More Tools

All CES Databases »

CES Technical Notes

CES Publications

CES Frequently Asked Questions

People Are Asking...

  1. Where can I find CES data about Manufacturing?
  2. How can I find out about the methods and measurement issues associated with the monthly Employment Situation report?
  3. Where can I find out about revisions to CES employment data?
  4. What is NAICS?
  5. What was the impact of the October 2013 Federal Government Shutdown on the CES survey?
  6. Where can I find more information about the most recent benchmark revision?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the CES Survey?
  2. What data are available from CES?
  3. How does CES define employment?
  4. Are part-time employees counted in the CES survey?
  5. How are production and nonsupervisory employees different from all employees in the CES survey?
  6. Are undocumented immigrants counted in the CES estimate?
  7. How does CES data compare to other programs' data?
  8. Does the CES sample include small firms?
  9. What employment does the CES survey exclude and how does this affect the estimates?
  10. Do the CES hours and earnings estimates include overtime?
  11. What is a seasonally adjusted estimate?
  12. Why are there multiple monthly measures of employment?

All CES FAQs »

CES Special Notices

Other BLS Programs

Other Useful Links

Contact CES

Current Employment Statistics Contacts

Staff members of the Current Employment Statistics are available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM EASTERN TIME for your assistance.

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
Suite 4860
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001

Recommend this page using: