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Covered Employment & Wages (QCEW)

Employment and wage data by industry for workers covered by unemployment insurance for New Hampshire, counties, four major labor market areas, and cities and towns. Annual employment and wage data for Firms by Size are also available. This data is based on Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program files extracted from Quarterly Employer Tax and Wage reports.

Annual Averages: 2022

Quarterly Data: Third Quarter 2023

NAICS 2022 Industry Structure

With the release of the First Quarter 2022 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data, NAICS 2022 coding was incorporated into the industry data tables.

To ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of the industry classification, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is reviewed every five years to determine what, if any, changes are required. This NAICS 2022 revision was undertaken to achieve one main goal — to modify or create industries to reflect new, emerging, or changing activities and technologies.

There were several types of revisions for NAICS 2022. Some were direct changes of establishments and employment to new codes; some were assigned to new codes with establishments and employment from existing industries. There were also instances of NAICS codes that were consolidated or combined into new codes and NAICS codes being broken down into finer detail. Finally, there were NAICS codes that were removed.

Caution should be made when comparing the data from first quarter 2022 to prior data.

Most of the new codes at the three- and four-digit NAICS level occurred within retail trade and information. At the three-digit level, there were eight new codes for NAICS 2022, six of which were in retail trade (NAICS sector 44-45) and two in information (NAICS sector 51). NAICS code 519 was re-used with new title and content.

Code and Title changes in NAICS 2022 (3-digit level)
425 Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers Title Change
444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Title Change
445 Food and Beverage Retailers Title Change
449 Furniture, Home Furnishings, Electronics, and Appliance Retailers New Code
455 General Merchandise Retailers New Code
456 Health and Personal Care Retailers New Code
457 Gasoline Stations and Fuel Dealers New Code
458 Clothing, Clothing Accessories, Shoe, and Jewelry Retailers New Code
459 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, Book, and Miscellaneous Retailers New Code
513 Publishing Industries New Code
516 Broadcasting and Content Providers New Code
518 Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services Title Change
519 Web Search Portals, Libraries, Archives, and Other Information Services Both title and content change




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