Nonfarm employment estimates for minor areas (counties outside of metropolitan areas) from April 2011-December 2012 were revised as part of the annual benchmarking process, and will be released on the New York State Department of Labor web site on March 7, 2013.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regulations require that minor area employment estimates be presented separately from estimates for statewide and metropolitan areas, which are prepared following BLS-approved sampling procedures and methodologies.
Questions regarding the revised employment estimates should be directed to your local labor market analyst.
Nonfarm employment estimates--by place of work--provide the most up-to-date employment estimates available by industry for counties outside of metropolitan statistical areas. Estimates are based on the NAICS industry classification system. Current minor area estimates are developed and distributed monthly. Historic NAICS-based employment data for minor areas are available back to 1990.
The following minor area employment estimates are based on the monthly Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey sampling methodology: total nonfarm employment; total private sector employment; and government employment. All other minor area employment estimates are based on the historic seasonal employment patterns for each industry, not on the CES survey.
The entire set of currently available historical NAICS-based jobs data for New York State, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and minor counties (outside of MSAs) is available by downloading the file, ces.zip. This compressed archive consists of a layout file (readme.txt) and the following comma-separated-value (CSV) data files:
|ces_naics.txt||Jobs data for New York State and MSAs|
|ces_minor.txt||Jobs data for minor counties|
|ces_earnings.txt||Average weekly earnings by industry (statewide only) of:
|ces_hourearn.txt||Average hourly earnings by industry (statewide only) of:
|ces_hours.txt||Average weekly hours by industry (statewide only) of:
All files can be uncompressed with either the winzip or pkunzip utility programs. A self-extracting version ces.exe is also available. After extracting the files from the archive, they may be imported into a spreadsheet application. The text and data should parse automatically into columns.
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