Lo sentimos. Aún no hemos traducido esta página al español. Avísenos si desea que esto sea una prioridad y traduciremos la página lo antes posible.

We're sorry. We have not yet translated this page into Spanish. Please let us know if you want us to make it a priority and we will work to translate it as soon as possible.

Solicitar traducción Request translation

Gracias, su solicitud ha sido presentada. Thank you, your request has been submitted.

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:

Bureau of Labor Statistics CEW Tool     

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary

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.

2024 QCEW Report publication dates   

QCEW report Release date
3Q 2023 Preliminary
2Q 2023 Revised
March 22, 2024
2023 Annual Averages Preliminary June 21, 2024
1Q 2024 Preliminary
2023 Annual Averages Revised
September 20, 2024
2Q 2024 Preliminary
1Q 2024 Revised
December 20, 2024