Covered Employment (QCEW)

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) is a federal/state cooperative program that measures employment and wages in industries covered by unemployment insurance. Data are available by industry and county.   


What is the data source?

We collect information about monthly employment, total wages and taxable wages from quarterly unemployment tax forms filed by employers. We also conduct quarterly surveys of employers who have more than one worksite in the state.


How often is the data updated?

Quarterly. Data are released four times a year, about seven months after the end of each quarter. In addition to quarterly data, we publish annual information.


How is this information used?

  • To evaluate labor trends.
  • To monitor major industry developments.
  • To develop training programs.

  
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