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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.

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Latest Numbers

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Gross Job Gains:

Total Private 8,041,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 1,343,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Service-providing 6,698,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Gross Job Losses:

Total Private 7,065,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 1,211,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Service-Providing 5,854,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Number of establishments gaining jobs:

Total Private 2,347,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 345,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Service-Providing 2,002,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Number of establishments losing jobs:

Total Private 2,135,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Goods-Producing 320,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

Service-Providing 1,815,000 in 1st Qtr of 2023 Historical Data

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News Releases

Gross job gains 8.0 million and gross job losses 7.1 million in the 1st quarter of 2023

10/25/2023

In the first quarter of 2023, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 8.0 million. Gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 7.1 million.
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Next Release

The Business Employment Dynamics for Second Quarter 2023 are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Publications

The Economics Daily

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Job gains 8.3 million, job losses 8.5 million, during second quarter 2022

From March 2022 to June 2022, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 8.3 million, a decrease of 185,000 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 8.5 million, an increase of 1.6 million jobs from the previous quarter. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Business Employment Dynamics by Age and Size of Firms

This spotlight highlights special features of statistics from the Business Employment Dynamics (BED) program by age and size. BED quarterly data consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics from 1992 forward. The data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Business employment dynamics by wage class

Currently available data on gross job gains and losses do not capture the wage component of employment dynamics. This article partly fills this gap by examining the distribution of job gains and losses among establishments that pay high, medium, and low wages. read more »