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Employment and Wage (ES-202) data are derived from reports filed by all employers subject to unemployment compensation laws, both state and federal. Industry employment and payroll information is produced both quarterly and annually for the state, labor market areas, workforce development areas, cities and towns, and counties. NAICS based employment and wage data are available beginning with the first quarter of 2001. Use the query tool below to obtain Employment and Wage data by area and industry.

NOTE TO DATA USERS: As of March 28, 2019; 2018 third quarter data are available. Beggining with 2017 the data are on NAICS 2017. The data from 2010 forward have been revised to reflect the 2010 Census NECTA and labor area delineations. QCEW data includes only the Massachusetts portion of NECTA areas with interstate area delineations. Access area information and map

Beginning with the first quarter 2013, a code change for employees from private households (NAICS 814110) into services for the elderly and persons with disabilities NAICS 624120) moved 33,960 employees in Massachusetts in January 2013 on QCEW.

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  Instructions: Follow the six steps below to set up your query for ES-202 information...>
Select the Geography for which you wish to see data.
Choose an area type from the list
Select the Specific Geographic Area
Choose the specific area of interest
Select the Year
Choose the year of interest
Select the Time Period
Choose the time period of interest
Select the Ownership
Choose the type of ownership to retrieve
Select the Industry or Industry Sector
Choose the desired Industry. To see a wider view of the data select higher in the hierarchy.

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