The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program collects the number of employers or reporting units, monthly employment, average employment, total wages, and average wages by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The count covers 98% of U.S. jobs available by industry at the county, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, state and national levels; by major industry or by detailed industry categories.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Counties, and Workforce Regions. 
Frequency: Quarterly and Annually

Metropolitan Statistical Area Changes

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program (QCEW) introduced new Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) definitions beginning with the first quarter of 2014.  Please see the table below for changes.

Area Name  Change Component Counties
 Crestview-Ft. Walton Beach-Destin MSA Added Walton County Okaloosa and Walton
 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA Added Flagler County Flagler and Volusia
 Homosassa Springs MSA New MSA Citrus
 Panama City MSA Added Gulf County Bay and Gulf
 Sebring MSA New MSA Highlands
 The Villages MSA New MSA Sumter


QCEW Data 

Quarterly NAICS Files for 2016

Excel Tables  

Word Documents  

Annual NAICS Files

Excel Tables  

Word Documents  

Average Annual Wages

Excel Tables  

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2012 North American Industry Classification System Revision

The QCEW program converted to the 2012 revision of the NAICS during the 1st quarter of 2011. This conversion resulted in minor changes to the data and more accurately reflects the business activities in selected industries. For further information on the revision, please review the Industry Changes to County Employment and Wage Data. For a crosswalk from the 2007 NAICS to the 2012 NAICS, go to NAICS07 to NAICS12.

Business Employment Dynamics

Business Employment Dynamics (BED) is a set of statistics generated from the QCEW program. These quarterly data series, beginning in 1992, consist of gross job gains and gross job losses for statewide private sector totals only. These data are published approximately eight months after the end of the quarter.

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