Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
Multiple Worksite Reports
This directory contains tabulations of employment and wage data for employers covered under the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law. Employment and wage information up to and including year 2000 data are provided under the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC).
Beginning with the release of 2001 annual and 2002 quarterly data the program has switched to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as the basis for the assignment and tabulation of economic data by industry. NAICS is the product of a cooperative effort on the part of the statistical agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico. NAICS provides a common and consistent classification system for the three countries. Due to major differences in NAICS and SIC structures however, data for 2001 and forward is not comparable to the SIC-based data for earlier years.
NAICS uses a production-oriented approach to categorize economic units. Units with similar production processes are classified in the same industry. NAICS focuses on how products and services are created, as opposed to the SIC focus on what is produced. This approach yields significantly different industry groupings than those produced by the SIC approach.
NAICS provides data users with new industrial groupings that better reflect the workings of the US and New Jersey economies and will allow for the improved measurement of new industries. For example, a new industry sector called Information brings together units that turn information into a commodity with units that distribute the commodity and units that provide information services. Information’s major components are publishing, broadcasting, telecommunications, information services, and data processing. Under the SIC system, these units were spread across the manufacturing, communications, business services, and amusement services groups. Another new sector of interest is Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. This sector is comprised of establishments engaged in activities where human capital is the major input.
Some industry sectors such as Construction will show little employment difference in the migration from SIC to the NAICS system. However, an industry such as Manufacturing is likely to show a significant change. For example, companies in the pharmaceutical industry have been classified in Manufacturing under SIC, whether or not the locations were engaged in actual manufacturing production. Under NAICS, employment at pharmaceutical corporate headquarters, will now become part of a new service-providing sector Management of Companies and Enterprises, while employment at pharmaceutical research and development facilities will become part of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector. While the shift of employment to these new sectors will result in lower manufacturing employment numbers under NAICS, the level of overall total industry employment would remain the same.
For more information on these files, contact Roseanne Elcenko at 609.777-2193.
Quarterly Data: (2006 to Present)
Statewide NAICS at the sector, 3-digit and 4-digit level. County at the NAICS sector level.
Historical Quarterly Data (all areas in excel format)
The following are downloadable compressed (ZIPPED) files. They contain employment and wages covered by unemployment insurance for all New Jersey, its 21 counties and its 566 municipalities as of the third quarter for 1991 through 2000 at the two and four digit Standard Industrial Classification levels. Data for the years 2001 and 2002 are available on the North American Industrial Classification System and is not comparable with data from earlier years. The files have been compressed using PKZIP. You will need PKUNZIP 2.04 or higher to uncompress them.
Trends in Employment and wages covered by Unemployment Insurance:
Beginning with 2015 data, the New Jersey Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program will begin producing quarterly data on establishments, employment, and wages stratified by size of establishment. The size class of each establishment is determined by the reference quarter’s average employment level. Data is available at the 2-digit NAICS sector level.
It is important to note that each establishment of a multi-location firm is tabulated separately into the appropriate size category. The total employment level of the reporting multi-location company is not used in the size tabulation.
Due to confidentiality rules, some size class data may be suppressed. These suppressed fields are annotated on the worksheets below.
An alternate source of data by company or firm size is the BLS Business Employment Dynamics program which produces tabulations on employment levels as well as employment dynamics stratified by firm size.
New Jersey Private Sector Worksites Covered by Unemployment Insurance by Size Group:
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New Jersey Private Sector Worksites Covered by Unemployment Insurance by County by Size Group:
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The Multiple Worksite Report (MWR) form is used to obtain employment and wage data for businesses operating more than one worksite under one Unemployment Insurance (UI) account within New Jersey. Employers who conduct business operations in more than one location within New Jersey are required to complete the Multiple Worksite Report under Section 43:21-11(g) of the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law.
The data provided in this form are necessary for this division to accurately compile and report summary statistics reflecting economic conditions as they relate to business activities throughout New Jersey. All information collected on this form is shared with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of a Federal/State cooperative effort.
The information collected on this form will be used for statistical, Unemployment Insurance program purposes, and other usages in accordance with the law. New Jersey Unemployment Compensation law states that information reported regarding the names, addresses, and NAICS codes of employers is not considered confidential by New Jersey and may be released to the general public. Employment and wage data (along with client information) are confidential and may only be shared with other government agencies who demonstrate a legitimate need for the data, and who guarantee to protect the confidentiality of the data.
For your convenience, the following link will direct you to a fillable version of the MWR:
(Click on Image Below to Access Full-Size Fillable .PDF Form)
Note: The auto-fill feature should work in the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Opera. If you are using Mozilla the auto-fill feature may not work. If you can't autofill while online, download the .pdf file to your computer, then open it in Acrobat Reader. Then you will be able to type on the document with your computer.
Once you complete the form, save it to your computer, then either print it and mail the form or email it or fax it as listed below the image of the document.
Once completed, respondents may submit the form to the Division of Economic & Demographic Research using one of the following transmittal types:
NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Economic & Demographic Research
PO Box 934
Trenton, NJ 08625-9791
Due to the confidential nature of the data provided via the MWR, email submittals are only permissible if the attachment is password protected and/or encrypted. Protected files may be emailed to email@example.com.
For additional information on the Multiple Worksite Report, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
If you have any questions regarding these reporting procedures, please contact Roseanne Elcenko at (609) 777-2193 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trends in Employment and Wages Covered by Unemployment Insurance (NAICS based): 2002 (Publication in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (697 KB))
Trends in Employment and Wages Covered by Unemployment Insurance (NAICS based): 2001 (Publication in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (1,197 KB))
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Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes