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Labor Market & Workforce
Information Division

Employment Statistics Bureau

The Employment Statistics Bureau is responsible for data collection, analysis and publication of statistical data for the following programs:

  • The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program (QCEW), a cooperative program involving the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor and the State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs).  The QCEW program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by State unemployment insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.

  • The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey, a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas.  The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The Bureau is also responsible for the Automated Current Employment Statistics (ACES) program, which provides technical support to all 50 states and U.S. territories.

  • Local Employment Dynamics (LED), a voluntary partnership between state labor market information agencies and the U.S. Census Bureau, develops new demographic information about local labor market conditions at low cost, with no added respondent burden, and with the same confidentiality protections afforded census and survey data.

For additional details on any of these programs, click the appropriate link on the left.

For further information contact:
Employment Statistics Bureau
Iowa Workforce Development
Telephone: (800) 532-1249
Fax: (515) 281-8195




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