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Business Employment Dynamics

Business Employment Dynamics is a set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages 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.

Notices

  • BED data for First Quarter 2022 include annual revisions. Read More »
  • The BED program will incorporate the 2022 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Read More »

Latest Numbers

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Gross Job Gains:

Total Private 8,141,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 1,273,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Service-providing 6,868,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Gross Job Losses:

Total Private 7,248,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 1,328,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Service-Providing 5,920,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Number of establishments gaining jobs:

Total Private 2,275,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 326,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Service-Providing 1,949,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Number of establishments losing jobs:

Total Private 2,056,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 337,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

Service-Providing 1,719,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2021 Historical Data

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News Releases

//CEWBD Test 11292022// Gross job gains 8.2 million and gross job losses 6.5 million in...

11/29/2022

//CEWBD Test 11292022// In the first quarter of 2021, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 8.2 million. Gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 6.5 million.
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Next Release

The Business Employment Dynamics for Second Quarter 2022 are scheduled to be released on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Publications

The Economics Daily

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Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in 10 industries over the quarter ending March 2019

Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in 10 of 13 industries in the first quarter of 2019. The service-providing industries experienced a net job increase of 414,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2019. Within service-providing industries, education and health services had the largest over-the-quarter net job increase, with a gain of 152,000 jobs. read more »