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Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW)

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What is the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages?

This program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by state of Idaho unemployment insurance laws and federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program. QCEW covers approximately 98 percent of total employment in the United States and over 90 percent of employment in Idaho.

Data from the QCEW series include:

  • Number of firms
  • Monthly employment
  • Average monthly employment per quarter
  • Total quarterly wages
  • Average weekly wage by industry using the North American Industry Classification System up to six digits
  • Ownership as private, federal government, state government or local government
  • Location by county, region and state