Monthly survey of nonfarm businesses for estimating industry employment, hours and earnings for the 50 states and 250 Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
The CES program is a federal-state cooperative program between the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and state agencies. This program is the largest survey of its kind. The national sample consists of approximately 143,000 businesses covering 588,000 worksites. The Minnesota sample consists of approximately 2,400 businesses covering roughly 9,000 worksites.
Number of production or nonsupervisory workers. Average weekly hours and average weekly earnings.
One of the earliest monthly economic indicators released by the government. The release of the national “employment situation” usually causes immediate reaction in the stock and bond markets.
A look at the health of the economy through employment numbers, earnings trends and other data.
How is the data formatted?
Viewable tables and graphs, downloadable files
Employment is defined as a count of jobs by place of work rather than a count of employed persons.
The CES program implemented the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) in 2003. Industry employment estimates for prior years have been re-cast into the new NAICS, allowing time series analysis.
More about the data
Additional information about Current Employment Statistics can be found at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site at www.bls.gov/ces/. Questions regarding the Minnesota data can be addressed to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development at 651-259-7384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.