Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Overview

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) is a quarterly report of employment and wages reported by employers covered under New York State’s Unemployment Insurance Law. Data is available for the following geographical areas: New York State, labor market areas, metropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions and counties, from 2000 to the present. The data is by industry and include employment, total and average wages, and the number of establishments for the time period selected (annual or quarterly).

Using the Dashboard

The dashboard below can be used to explore the data in multiple ways. 

  • Annual QCEW Data- Allows you to retrieve and compare annual industry data for labor market areas by ownership, industry sector, NAICS level, and NAICS title   
  • Quarterly QCEW Data- Allows you to retrieve and compare quarterly industry data for labor market areas by ownership, industry sector, NAICS level, and NAICS title   
  • Comparison by Area- Allows you to retrieve and compare annual and quarterly industry data for labor market areas by ownership, industry sector, NAICS level, and NAICS title   
  • Avg Wages by County- Allows you to retrieve average annual wages by industry and ownership for counties in the state  
  • Employment by Region- Allows you to retrieve quarterly employment data by ownership for the ten economic development regions of the state  

To learn more about how to use Tableau and download data, check out our guide Tableau Tips for the Web.

Questions regarding QCEW data or the dashboard should be directed to your local labor market analyst.

QCEW Data
More Information

A snapshot of the current quarter data by size class is available for statewide industry sectors, see Employment and Wages by Firm Size

For more information concerning QCEW, see Technical Notes. For additional information on the various sources of employment data, see comparing sources of employment data

The entire set of currently available NAICS-based QCEW data is available by downloading the file qcew.zip. Note: Prior to 2018, the data in this file is available down to the three-digit NAICS level. For 2018 going forward, the data in this file is available down to the six-digit level.