Kansas Labor Information Center (KLIC)



Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by state of Kansas unemployment insurance laws and federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program. 

Select the map below to view the Statewide report:

2013 3rd Quarter Kansas data - Excel file (contains multiple worksheets). 
2012 Annual Average Kansas data - Excel file (contains multiple worksheets). 

Data from the QCEW series include:
  • number of firms
  • monthly employment
  • average monthly employment per quarter
  • total quarterly wages
  • average weekly wage by industry using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  • ownership as private, federal government, state government or local government
  • location by county, region and state
Being the most comprehensive data set available, QCEW is widely used as a sample framework and benchmark for other established Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys. QCEW data are used in calculating Gross Domestic Product statistics and are a primary source for detailed county data by industry. Detailed geo-coded maps of employment and industry most commonly used to locate businesses in federal disaster areas rely on QCEW data.

Kansas QCEW database and customize your own report.

Covered Employment Definitions

QCEW Frequently Asked Questions

National QCEW data

2012 NAICS Code Changes
The National Crosswalk Service Center has created a resource that graphically traces changes in the classifications between 2002-2007 and between 2007-2012.  They downloaded the concordances available on the Census Bureau NAICS web site and used them to identify changes included in the 2007 and 2012 NAICS revisions.  The document is available here on the National Crosswalk Service Center.