Research & Historical Data
Labor Market Information System
This system offers a full range of features and services to assist labor market analysts, job seekers, and employers in their workforce development needs.
Current Employment Statistics (CES)
This dataset provides historical nonfarm job counts by industry. Monthly and annual data are available for PA and Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS)
This dataset provides historical occupational employment and wage rates. Annual data are available for PA and Counties.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
This dataset includes historical civilian labor force, employment, and unemployment rates. Monthly and annual data are available for the US, PA, Counties, Workforce Investment Areas, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas. (Note: Seasonal adjustment for Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) at the National, statewide, and MSA level data (and their equivalent) is developed by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); seasonal adjustment for all other Pennsylvania areas is developed by the Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA).)
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
This dataset provides historical employment counts and wages by industry. Quarterly and annual data are available for PA, Counties, Workforce Investment Areas, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
Note: Industry Changes to QCEW Data
Beginning with 1st quarter 2022 data, the QCEW program now uses the 2022 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as the basis for publication of economic data by industry. For information on the use of the 2022 version of NAICS in QCEW, as well as information on what changed, please see the following:
Non-economic changes to employer industry classification are incorporated in the QCEW between fourth and first quarter. Significant non-economic changes, including those resulting from NAICS classification revisions, can cause establishments, employment and/or wages to spike up or down and should not be interpreted as economic growth/decline.