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Seasonally Adjusted Employment Data for New York State and Metro Areas - Excel spreadsheet with historic (1990-present) and current month's employment data for New York State (by industry) and metro areas (total nonfarm jobs only). All data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey.
Nonfarm employment estimates for New York State and metropolitan areas from April 2011-December 2012 from the monthly Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey were revised as part of the annual benchmarking process, and will be released on the New York State Department of Labor web site on March 7, 2013. Some statewide and sub-state area data prior to April 2011 were also revised in order to eliminate series breaks.
Employment estimates for New York State and metropolitan areas are made following sampling procedures and methodologies approved by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Industry employment estimates for counties outside of metropolitan areas (called “minor areas”) are based on a historical trend methodology. BLS regulations require that minor area estimates be presented separately from estimates for New York State and metropolitan areas.
Questions regarding the revised employment estimates should be directed to your local labor market analyst.
Nonfarm employment estimates--by place of work--provide the most up-to-date employment estimates available by industry. Estimates are based on the monthly Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey of over 18,000 businesses, which uses probability sampling methodology and is based on the NAICS classification system. Industry employment figures are available for New York State, metropolitan areas and counties outside of metropolitan areas. Current estimates are developed and distributed monthly. Historic NAICS-based employment data for major areas are available back to 1990.
The entire set of currently available historical NAICS-based jobs data for New York State, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and minor counties (outside of MSAs) is available by downloading the file, ces.zip. This compressed archive consists of a layout file (readme.txt) and the following comma-separated-value (CSV) data files:
|ces_naics.txt||Jobs data for New York State and MSAs|
|ces_minor.txt||Jobs data for minor counties|
|ces_earnings.txt||Average weekly earnings by industry (statewide only) of:
|ces_hourearn.txt||Average hourly earnings by industry (statewide only) of:
|ces_hours.txt||Average weekly hours by industry (statewide only) of:
All files can be uncompressed with either the winzip or pkunzip utility programs. A self-extracting version ces.exe is also available. After extracting the files from the archive, they may be imported into a spreadsheet application. The text and data should parse automatically into columns.
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