In the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
(QCEW) program, the Research and Analysis Bureau collects and
compiles employment and wage data for workers covered by Nevada
unemployment insurance laws, and federal civilian workers covered by
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees.
The QCEW staff arranges the data by type of industry according
to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). They assign each
employing unit a NAICS code and location code. After screening the quarterly
data, they transmit it to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS combines
all of the states’ data for analysis of national economic trends and
performance. For more information on super sectors (2-digit classification), click
QCEW data are used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S.
Department of Commerce as a base for estimating a major portion of the total
wage and salary component for national personal income and Gross Domestic
Product. State agencies use the QCEW data to benchmark the Current
Employment Statistics estimates. The QCEW program uses the UI
administrative files of employers’ quarterly reports to develop a complete list
of employment by geographic location, which is important at both state and
national levels for sampling firms, for research studies, and for the
development of LMI programs at substate levels.