The Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages program summarizes employment and
wages of industries covered by the Unemployment Compensation law.
2000 to Present
Employment and wages data are based on the North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS). Included are data beginning the year 2000.
- Employment and Wages Publications include
quarterly, annual and trend data by industry, as well as size of firm data.
Most publications are available both in Excel and
Employment and Wages by Industry Query
creates comparison statistics by geographic area. Included are summary information
of the number of establishments, number of employees, total wages and average
annual wage for privately owned businesses beginning in 2000. In addition,
High Demand, High Wage and High Technology Industries in Ohio are available.
- Geocoded Employment by ZIP code for selected
- Business Employment Dynamics
(BED) for Ohio is a data series
of gross job gains and job losses that is produced quarterly by the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Ohio data beginning 1992 are available and can provide insight into business
openings, closings, expansions and contractions across stages of business
2001 and Before
Employment and wages data are based on former Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC). Included are
data for the year 2001 and before.
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About Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages summarizes employment, wage and
contributions data submitted to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
by employers subject to the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Law, as well as those
covered under Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees.
Level of Detail
North American Industry Classification System-Based Data (NAICS Data)
- Trend tables begin with the year 1990; annual data with the year 2000;
quarterly data with the year 2001; and size-of-firm data with the year 2004.
- Employment and Wages by Industry Query
includes summary information on the number of establishments, number of employees,
total wages and average wage for privately owned businesses beginning 2000.
Annual data for High Demand, High Wage, and High Technology Industries are
available for Ohio, selected metropolitan areas, and counties.
Standard Industrial Classification-Based Data (SIC Data)
- The level of industry detail varies by geographic area. Tables for years
2001 and before are on a three-digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
code basis for Ohio, whereas county tables are on a two-digit level with the
exceptions of Ohio's eight largest counties. Selected three-digit industries
are broken out for the eight largest counties.
- SIC-Based Employment and Wages by Industry
Query includes 1997 to 2001 annual summary information.
Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages data are published for the
State of Ohio and its counties
selected metropolitan areas
and Workforce Development Areas.
Publications are primarily used by research organizations, large employers,
trade associations and economic, education and training planners. Data may be
- To identify growth industries and plan needed training programs;
- For business planning decisions: marketing, location and expansion;
- To analyze factors contributing to specific industry growth and decline;
- To analyze long-term industry and economic trends; and
- To estimate income levels.
Beginning 2000, Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages publications began
being published based on the North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS). Publications based on the former Standard Industry Classification
(SIC) system are available for 2001 and before.
Due to statutory changes, the type guidelines for establishments that report
employment and wages and are included in the reports have changed periodically.
Historical data are therefore not always comparable to current data.
Because of confidentiality requirements, data are not disclosed for any industry
level within an ownership class consisting of fewer than three reporting units
or where any one employer has 80% or more of the industry's total employment.
Because of industry code changes between years, there may be substantial
employment and wage shifts among industries. Preliminary data are not available
until seven months after the end of the reference quarter. Annual data are not
available until the winter of the following year.
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