BDM News Releases

BLS reissued the Business Employment Dynamics release for the second quarter of 2016 on March 23, 2017. This is to correct data in tables 4 and 5 of the news release, the values for the second quarter of 2016 associated with the national firm size data on the multi-screen data search tool, and supplemental tables found at

Gross job gains 7.5 million and gross job losses 7.2 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016


In the second quarter of 2016, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 7.5 million. Gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 7.2 million.


  • 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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