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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

As part of the Unemployment Insurance compensation system, New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) collects quarterly data on number of people employed and total wages from those employers subject to the unemployment law. This data is called Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) but is often referred to as covered employment or ES-202 data. QCEW data has a 5-6 month lag due to quarterly reporting and data processing time. In combination with QCEW data from other states, regional and national economic trends and performance analysis can be made.

ELMI uses QCEW data to benchmark the nonfarm employment estimates produced by the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program. Nationwide, the QCEW data covers about 97 percent of all nonfarm (CES) employment. QCEW data is also used as input in developing Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) and as a sampling frame for the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program and occasionally for surveys conducted by the Research Unit.

Covered Employment & Wages (QCEW)


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