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Labor Market Statistics - Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program, commonly referred to as the ES-202 program, is 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 ES-202 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.

Downloadable Excel Files

Note:  These downloadable QCEW files contain data for counties, MSA's, LLMA's, WIA's, as well as statewide data.  The data may differ slightly from data published on the BLS website due to updates containing additional information.    
QCEW data for all states and counties (annual and/or quarterly data)
Click here to  view MSA Redefinition in 2005
Data Correction- OESC Economic Research & Analysis is notifying the public of a data correction involving the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. This program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers and available by industry. The corrections affect data for first quarter 2006 in the Mining industry at the county, local labor market, workforce investment area, metropolitan statistical area, and state levels. QCEW data on the  Bureau of Labor Statistics web site will not be corrected.

In addition to the statewide data, the following areas are affected by the data correction.
  • Counties: Beckham, Blaine, Canadian, Garvin, Latimer, LeFlore, Oklahoma, Tulsa
  • Local labor markets: Ada LLM, Enid LLM, McAlester LLM, Poteau LLM, Oklahoma City LLM, Elk City-Weatherford-Clinton LLM, Tulsa LLM
  • Workforce investment areas: Southern WIA, North Central WIA, Southeast WIA, Central WIA, Southwest WIA, Tulsa WIA
  • Metropolitan statistical areas: Oklahoma City MSA, Tulsa MSA
Covered Employment- Covered employment is the number of workers employed by employers subject to the Oklahoma Employment Security Act during the monthly payroll period which includes the 12th day of the month. Effective January 1, 1978, several previously excluded segments of the work force were brought under coverage of the Act. Briefly, coverage was extended to include most employees of all political subdivisions including elementary and secondary schools. Also added were agricultural employers with a payroll of $20,000 in any calendar quarter, or with ten or more employees in any 20 weeks of a calendar year. At the same time, domestic service employers with a payroll of $1,000 in any calendar quarter were added.

Total Wages -
The annual total wage figures and the average weekly wages used in this publication include all wages and salaries paid to federal and covered employees including bonuses, commissions and cash value of all remuneration received in any medium other than cash. These wages include both taxable and non-taxable wages.

Data Confidentiality - In order to maintain the confidentiality of respondents, publication of confidential data is withheld based on U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics guidelines.

Location quotient calculator - The Location Quotient Calculator is a tool on the BLS website that creates, on demand, tables of private sector employment data, by industry, as measured by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. The calculator allows the ready comparison of relative employment levels in the United States, states, counties, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).