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April 2004

Business employment dynamics: new data on gross job gains and losses

James R. Spletzer, R. Jason Faberman, Akbar Sadeghi, David M. Talan, Richard L. Clayton

The new BLS business employment dynamics data series captures establishment-level employment changes that are absent from other BLS series; the detail provided gives researchers insight into business openings, closings, expansions, and contractions across the stages of the business cycle.

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