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.
For more data and maps at the state and national level, see the following links:ETA guide to state and local workforce data
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. More information on NAICS can be found at North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) at BLS : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
How is this information used?
- To evaluate labor trends.
- To monitor major industry developments.
- To develop training programs.
Recent Excel files:
Additional reports are available for download in the report library.
2022 QCEW Report publication dates
|QCEW report||Release date|
|3Q 2022 Preliminary
2Q 2022 Revised
|March 24, 2023|
|2022 Annual Averages Preliminary||June 23, 2023|
|1Q 2023 Preliminary
2022 Annual Averages Revised
|September 22, 2023|
|2Q 2023 Preliminary
1Q 2023 Revised
|December 22, 2023|