Business Employment Dynamics is a set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, or ES-202, program. These quarterly data series consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics from 1992 forward. These data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.

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  • QCT Test file for NSRD -- Data in the next release, published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, will incorporate annual revisions to the BED series.

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//CEWBD ECDSA Testing 09122017// Business Employment Dynamic - Quarterly Headline News


//CEWBD ECDSA Testing 09122017// Gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments were 6.8 million, a decrease of 191,000 jobs from the previous quarter.


  • Quarterly Data on Business Employment Dynamics (HTML) (PDF) — this release includes updates for the private sector as a whole and for firm size classes.
  • Quarterly Data From BLS on Business Employment Dynamics by State (TXT) (PDF) — State-level Business Employment Dynamics.
  • Firm Size Class Quarterly Data (HTML) (PDF) — this initial release of firm size class data includes analysis of data series that begin in 1992.
  • County Employment and Wages (HTML) (PDF)
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