Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

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These data, based on the NAICS classification, provide the count of employment and wages for workers covered by unemployment insurance programs in the time period indicated.  Note: These data are NOT the official, monthly estimates from the Employment Development Department.  Go to Data by Industry for additional resources.

To find data by industry across geography, go to the QCEW Data Search Tool.

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United States data are available at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

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The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), or ES202, program are the product of a Federal-State cooperative program. The Employment Development Department compiles the data from reports filed by employers each quarter. Learn more about these data, including the differences with the official employment estimates and their usage, at About the Data.

When these published employment by industry data do not provide the needed industry nor geographic detail, customers can contact LMID to request a custom tabulation for detailed geographic areas for economic development and local labor market research. For more information, see Custom Tabulations and Confidential Data Requests.