Monthly Estimates of Employment by Industry and
Every month, Current Employment
Statistics (CES) surveys business establishments in order to produce
estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data. CES data are compiled
for all States, major metropolitan statistical areas (MSA), and the nation as a whole and
broken down by industry according to the North American Industrial
Classification System (NAICS).
CES is a federal-state cooperative program funded by the Bureau of Labor
CES Definition of Employment
employment as the number of employees receiving pay
for the pay period that includes the 12th of the
month. This includes both full and part time employees, temporary
employees, workers on paid sick or holiday leave, and those who worked for
only part of the pay period. People included on multiple payrolls are
counted at each establishment. CES data do not include: self-employed,
farm workers, volunteers, unpaid family workers, employees on leave
without pay, domestic workers, and those on strike for the entire pay
period. Striking employees who work a portion of the survey period and are
paid are counted in the survey.
Please note: Beginning in March 2010, the data tables linked to
below will be available via database query in LMI Gateway. Please bookmark
Viewing CES Data
On that page, see the instructions in the section called "Viewing CES Data"
(also shown below):
To view monthly or annual historical CES Data, access the
Colorado LMI Gateway and follow these steps:
Select "Current Employment Statistics."
In Step 1, Select a geographic area. If you select
"Metropolitan Statistical Areas," a list of areas will drop down. Only one area
can be selected at a time. Be sure to click the "Select" button at each
In Step 2, select annual or monthly, then select
years or months. Multiple time periods can be selected by holding down the
"Ctrl" or "Shift' keys. If you wish to see over-the-year or
over-the-month change, select only one year or month at a time. If you
select more than one year or month, Step 3 will allow you to select industries.
In Step 3, select industries (using the Ctrl or Shift keys). This is available
only if you selected more than one year or month in Step 2.
Finally, click the "Search" button.
Press Release for January 2015 CES Data:
For Historical CES
Data, access the
Colorado LMI Gateway
For more information on the CES program, visit the
CES page on the Bureau of
Labor Statistics web site.
Current Employment Statistics (CES) data and any analysis
are in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, DECEMBER be reproduced without
permission. Please reference Source: “Colorado Department of Labor
and Employment, Labor Market Information”.