STATS Indiana

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About the Current Employment Statistics (CES)

Monthly nonfarm job and wage estimates produced under a Federal-State cooperative program between the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD). The BLS develops the concepts, definitions, and technical procedures used in the preparation of these estimates, which are part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey to collect data each month on employment, hours, and earnings from a sample of 7,000 Indiana nonfarm establishments. Industry data are NAICS-based.

Geographic Coverage

Geographic Coverage



  • Monthly
  • Annual averages

Time Span

  • Not seasonally adjusted: January 2001 - forward
  • Seasonally adjusted: January 1990 - forward*

*Metro-level data are only available for total nonfarm and not at the industry level when using the seasonally adjusted data. Also, some metros do not have seasonally adjusted estimates. Seasonally adjusted wage data are only available at the national level for select industries.


According to IDWD, "current month estimates may be revised slightly if additional data received in the following month warrants a change and may be revised when new benchmarks are constructed annually." It is generally good to consider the most current month's data preliminary and the preceeding month revised.


Employment; Average weekly earnings, average weekly hours, average hourly earnings are available for a small number of industries.

Data Sources

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Dataset Characteristics

Establishment-based (physical location of business). Due to rounding, the sum of individual industry items may not equal totals.