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Data Class

A 2-digit code that identifies the class of business dynamics data:

  • 01 Gross Job Gains
  • 02 Expansions
  • 03 Openings
  • 04 Gross Job Losses
  • 05 Contractions
  • 06 Closings


These sectors include: Total Private; Goods Producing; Natural Resources and Mining; Construction; Manufacturing; Service Providing; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Transportation and Warehousing; Utilities; Information; Finance Activities; Professional and Business Services; Education and Health Services; Leisure and hospitality and Other Services.

Firm Size Class

A 2-character code the identifies the size of a firm:

  • 00=All Size Classes
  • 01=1 to 4 employees
  • 02=5 to 9 employees
  • 03=10 to 19 employees
  • 04=20 to 49 employees
  • 05=50 to 99 employees
  • 06=100 to 249 employees
  • 07=250 to 499 employees
  • 08=500 to 999 employees
  • 09=1,000 or more employees

Data Element

A 2-digit code that identifies the unit of measurement:

  • 01 Employment: Reported monthly employment data for the third month of the quarter represent the number of covered workers who worked during, or received pay for, the pay period which included the 12th day of the third month.
  • 02 Number of Establishments: Reported number of establishments represents the number of establishments whose activities were reported to the Unemployment Insurance system for the quarter. An establishment is an economic unit, such as a farm, mine, factory, or store, which produces goods or provides services. It is typically at a single physical location and engaged in one, or predominantly one, type of economic activity for which a single industrial classification may be applied.


Data are currently available at the National level for NAICS industry sectors and firm size classes. State-level data are available for total private sector establishments only.


A 1-character code that identifies the Rate/Level:

  • L Level-in thousands
  • R Rate


Select one or both periodicity for "Annual" or "Quarterly" data series.

Record Type

Indicates the unit of measurement. Only quarterly data are available at this time. In the future, the Business Employment Dynamics program may produce annual averages.

Seasonally Adjusted

A 1-character code that indicates the adjustment of time series data to eliminate the effect of intrayear variations which tend to occur during the same period on an annual basis.

  • S Seasonally Adjusted
  • U Not Seasonally Adjusted


Last Modified Date: August 30, 2007