- Continued Claims (CC, Also Known As Weeks Claimed)
The number of weeks of unemployment benefits claimed, including weeks for which a waiting period or fixed disqualification period is being served. (USDOL) (AZDES/DESS/RA/EA)
The labor force includes all persons classified as employed or unemployed and available for work in accordance with the definitions contained in this glossary.
The National Compensation Survey defines Civilian Workers as the sum of all Private Industry and State and Local government workers. Federal Government, Military and agricultural workers are excluded.
- Consumer Price Index (CPI)
A national index measuring changes over time in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services. There are two indexes—the All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) represents the buying habits of about 80 percent of the non-institutional population of the United States, and the Urban Wage & Clerical Workers (CPI-W) represents 40 percent of the population.
A Cost of Living Index measures differences in the price of goods and services, and allows for substitutions to other items as prices change. A Consumer Price Index measures a price change for a constant market basket of goods and services from one period to the next within the same city (or in the Nation). The CPI is not a true cost of living index and should not be used for place to place comparisons.
Employers who are subject to state and federal Unemployment Insurance laws.
The number of employees covered by Unemployment Insurance reported to the states by employers. (ES 202) (USDOL)
- The Covered Employment and Wages (CEW)
Program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.
- Current Employment Statistics (CES)
A monthly survey of nonfarm business establishments used to collect wage and salary employment, workers hours, and payroll, by industry and area. Through the Federal/State cooperative effort, these data are used to compute current monthly employment, hours, and earning estimates, by industry, for the nation, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and over 250 MSAs.
- Current Population Survey (CPS)
A monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, and persons not in the labor force.