The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
Each month, CES surveys approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.
These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been
curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Real average hourly earnings decreased 0.4 percent over the month in July, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent and CPI-U increased 0.6 percent. Real average weekly earnings decreased 0.6 percent over the month.
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Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July 2020, less than the increases of 4.8 million in June and 2.7 million in May. In July, nonfarm employment was lower than its February level by 12.9 million. Employment in leisure and hospitality increased by 592,000, accounting for about one-third of the gain in total nonfarm employment in July. read more »
The local spread of coronavirus-19 has disproportionally affected employment across industries. read more »