Current Employment Statistics (CES)

Current Employment Statistics (CES) are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor ( Bureau of Labor Statistics). This information includes current and historical data on employment by industry, hours, and earnings for Ohio and 12 metropolitan areas .

Monthly Publications

  • The Labor Market Review, in pdf, includes current and historical data on employment by industry, hours, and earnings; civilian labor force estimates of employment and unemployment; selected unemployment compensation data; and technical notes. Seasonally adjusted employment estimates by industry are available for Ohio. Seasonally adjusted labor force estimates are available for Ohio and the United States.
  • Cumulative Table, in Excel, with monthly employment data for the current year, from January through the most recent available month for Ohio and twelve metropolitan statistical areas.
  • Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment Estimates for Ohio , in pdf, includes seasonally adjusted employment, by industry, for the most recent month, the previous month and the previous year.

Data Download

  • Using our new Data Search Tool, customers can view and download current and historical data for Ohio and twelve metropolitan areas.

Annual Averages

  • Average Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment, in Excel, based on the North American Industry Classification System ( NAICS) available from 1990.
  • Average Hours and Earnings, in Excel, for Ohio and available metropolitan statistical areas from 2009.
Annual Averages with Monthly Data for Ohio & Metropolitan Areas based on the North American Industry Classification System
Year Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment Ohio & Metro Areas Average Weekly Earnings Average Weekly Hours Average Hourly Earnings
2019 | 2019 Employment | | 2019 Weekly Earning | | 2019 Hours | | 2019 Hourly Earning |
2018 | 2018 Employment | | 2018 Weekly Earning | | 2018 Hours | | 2018 Hourly Earning |
2017 | 2017 Employment | | 2017 Weekly Earning | | 2017 Hours | | 2017 Hourly Earning |
2016 | 2016 Employment | | 2016 Weekly Earning | | 2016 Hours | | 2016 Hourly Earning |
2015 | 2015 Employment | | 2015 Weekly Earning | | 2015 Hours | | 2015 Hourly Earning |
2014 | 2014 Employment | | 2014 Weekly Earning | | 2014 Hours | | 2014 Hourly Earning |
2013 | 2013 Employment | | 2013 Weekly Earning | | 2013 Hours | | 2013 Hourly Earning |
2012 | 2012 Employment | | 2012 Weekly Earning | | 2012 Hours | | 2012 Hourly Earning |
2011 | 2011 Employment | | 2011 Weekly Earning | | 2011 Hours | | 2011 Hourly Earning |
2010 | 2010 Employment | | 2010 Weekly Earning | | 2010 Hours | | 2010 Hourly Earning |
2009 | 2009 Employment | | 2009 Weekly Earning | | 2009 Hours | | 2009 Hourly Earning |
Nonagricultural Wage & Salary Employment for Ohio & Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 1990  |  1991  |  1992  |  1993  |  1994  |  1995  |  1996  |  1997  |  1998  |  1999  |  2000  |  2001  |  2002  |  2003  |  2004  |  2005  |  2006  |  2007  |  2008  | 

About the Labor Market Review

Data Source

Current Employment Statistics (CES) is a federal-state program that collects detailed data on employment, hours and earnings in goods-producing and service-providing industries through a monthly survey of more than 26,900 Ohio employers. Estimates of nonagricultural employment, hours and earnings for Ohio and twelve metropolitan statistical areas are produced monthly. Civilian labor force estimates are developed by the federal-state Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. Unemployment compensation data are compiled from administrative reports. Additional information may be found in the technical notes included in the monthly Ohio Labor Market Review.

Note: Effective with the publication of January 2015 preliminary estimates on March 6, 2015, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program implemented new delineations for metropolitan areas. All series have been reconstructed back to 1990. Data prior to 1990 may not be comparable.

Level of Detail

Employment, hours and earnings data are published for all sizeable manufacturing and nonmanufacturing categories for which adequate samples are surveyed and for which disclosure rules permit publication.

Frequency

Monthly; available by end of the month following the reference month.

Time Period Covered

Within the monthly Labor Market Review, eleven years of annual historical and thirteen months of current data are published for employment and the civilian labor force series. Current, previous month, and year-ago month data are available.

Geographic Areas

The Labor Market Review is produced for Ohio and 12 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) . Two West Virginia MSAs include Ohio counties: Huntington-Ashland MSA and Wheeling MSA.

Developed by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Metropolitan Statistical Areas are integrated geographic regions comprised of at least one city and adjacent communities. Metropolitan Statistical Areas make it possible for Federal statistical agencies to utilize the same boundaries when publishing statistical data.

Uses

Data may be used:

  • To track growth and contraction in industry, for economic planning, development of econometric models, trend analysis and forecasting.
  • To compare employment trends and earnings among states and metropolitan areas.

Limitations

Industry survey participation is voluntary; data for some industries may not be available due to insufficient sample size. Adequate and reliable hours and earnings estimates are not available for most nonmanufacturing industries.