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December 2011

Employment growth by size class: firm and establishment data

Sherry Dalton, Erik Friesenhahn, James R. Spletzer, David M. Talan

The first-time application of the BLS Business Employment Dynamics program firm size class methodology to establishmentlevel data reveals that some of the net job creation attributed to large firms comes from small and medium-sized establishments; also, the two time series are highly correlated and possess similar cyclical movements

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