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Handbook of Methods Business Employment Dynamics Overview

Business Employment Dynamics: Overview

Business Employment Dynamics (BED) is a quarterly and annual series of statistics on gross job gains and gross job losses from 1992 forward. The BED dataset aims to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market and is generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Quick Facts: Business Employment Dynamics
Subject areas Employment
Key measures
  • Business births and deaths
  • Gross job gains
  • Gross job losses
How the data are obtained Administrative records
Classification Industry
Periodicity of data availability Annual, Quarterly
Geographic detail National, State
Scope Private sector
Key products

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Last Modified Date: December 24, 2015