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19-2131-SAN
Thursday, December 05, 2019

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Business Employment Dynamics in Nevada – First Quarter 2019

From December 2018 to March 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments in Nevada totaled 74,485, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments numbered 66,481, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Richard Holden, the Bureau’s Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations, noted that the difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 8,004. During the previous quarter, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses by 13,018.

The change in the number of jobs over time is the net result of increases and decreases in employment that occur at all businesses in the economy. Business Employment Dynamics (BED) statistics track these changes in employment at private business establishments from the third month of one quarter to the third month of the next. The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses is the net change in employment. (See the Technical Note for more information.)

Nevada’s number of gross job gains decreased by 5,708 during the first quarter of 2019, following a decrease of 1,720 in the previous quarter. Gross job losses fell by 694 in the first quarter of 2019, after decreasing by 1,602 in the previous quarter. The net gain of 8,004 jobs in the first quarter of 2019 marked the 34th consecutive quarter of net employment gains in Nevada. (See chart 1.)

Gross job gains represented 6.0 percent of private-sector employment in Nevada in the first quarter of 2019, while gross job losses accounted for 5.4 percent of private-sector employment. Nationally, gross job gains and gross job losses accounted for 5.9 and 5.5 percent of private-sector employment, respectively. (See chart 2.) The rate of gross job gains in Nevada has been at or above the U.S. rate the past 14 quarters, while the rate of gross job losses has been at or below the national average for the past 12 quarters.

During the first quarter of 2019, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in 8 of the 11 industry sectors in Nevada. For example, within leisure and hospitality, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses by 4,854. While 16,121 jobs were gained in opening and expanding establishments in the industry, 11,267 jobs were lost by closing and contracting establishments in the first quarter of 2019. In construction, 10,860 jobs were created in opening and expanding establishments, while 8,014 jobs were lost in closing and contracting establishments. (See table 1.)

In contrast, three industry sectors had net employment losses during the latest quarter. Professional and business services saw a net loss of 1,711 jobs, followed by education and health services with a net loss of 1,228 jobs. Retail trade had a net loss of 237 jobs.

Additional statistics and other information

BED data for the states have been included in table 2 of this release. For more information on the Business Employment Dynamics data, visit the BED web site at www.bls.gov/bdm/.

The Business Employment Dynamics for the Second Quarter 2019 are scheduled to be released on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Changes to Business Employment Dynamics (BED) Data

Data in this release incorporate annual revisions to the BED series. Annual revisions are published each year with the release of first quarter data. These revisions cover the last four quarters of not seasonally adjusted data and five years of seasonally adjusted data.  


Technical Note

The Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data are a product of a federal-state cooperative program known as Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), or the ES-202 program. The BED data are compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from existing QCEW records. Most employers in the U.S. are required to file quarterly reports on the employment and wages of workers covered by unemployment insurance (UI) laws, and to pay quarterly UI taxes. The QCEW is based largely on quarterly UI reports which are sent by businesses to the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). These UI reports are supplemented by two additional BLS data collections to render administrative data into economic statistics. Together these data comprise the QCEW and form the basis of the Bureau’s establishment universe sampling frame.

In the BED program, the quarterly QCEW records are linked across quarters to provide a longitudinal history for each establishment. The linkage process allows the tracking of net employment changes at the establishment level, which in turn allows the estimation of jobs gained at opening and expanding establishments and jobs lost at closing and contracting establishments.

The change in the number of jobs over time is the net result of increases and decreases in employment that occur at all businesses in the economy. BED statistics track these changes in employment at private business establishments from the third month of one quarter to the third month of the next. Gross job gains are the sum of increases in employment from expansions at existing establishments and the addition of new jobs at opening establishments. Gross job losses are the result of contractions in employment at existing establishments and the loss of jobs at closing establishments. The difference between the number of gross jobs gained and the number of gross jobs lost is the net change in employment.

Gross job gains and gross job losses are expressed as rates by dividing their levels by the average of employment in the current and previous quarters. The rates are calculated for the components of gross job gains and gross job losses and then summed to form their respective totals. These rates can be added and subtracted just as their levels can. For instance, the difference between the gross job gains rate and the gross job losses rate is the net growth rate.

The formal definitions of employment changes are as follows:

Openings. These are either establishments with positive third month employment for the first time in the current quarter, with no links to the prior quarter, or with positive third month employment in the current quarter following zero employment in the previous quarter.

Expansions. These are establishments with positive employment in the third month in both the previous and current quarters, with a net increase in employment over this period.

Closings. These are either establishments with positive third month employment in the previous quarter, with no employment or zero employment reported in the current quarter.

Contractions. These are establishments with positive employment in the third month in both the previous and current quarters, with a net decrease in employment over this period.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request: voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, Nevada, seasonally adjusted
CategoryGross job gains and job losses
(3 months ended)
Gross job gains and job losses
as a percent of employment
(3 months ended)
Mar.
2018
June
2018
Sept
2018
Dec.
2018
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2018
June
2018
Sept
2018
Dec.
2018
Mar.
2019

Total private (1)

Gross job gains

78,19274,36481,91380,19374,4856.56.16.76.66.0

At expanding establishments

65,12761,78967,21865,87961,2985.45.15.55.44.9

At opening establishments

13,06512,57514,69514,31413,1871.11.01.21.21.1

Gross job losses

64,99070,77068,77767,17566,4815.55.85.75.55.4

At contracting establishments

54,63560,65356,80054,74454,2864.65.04.74.54.4

At closing establishments

10,35510,11711,97712,43112,1950.90.81.01.01.0

Net employment change (2)

13,2023,59413,13613,0188,0041.00.31.01.10.6

Construction

Gross job gains

10,0699,9959,54910,15510,86011.611.310.711.211.5

At expanding establishments

8,9288,7598,4529,0049,82910.39.99.59.910.4

At opening establishments

1,1411,2361,0971,1511,0311.31.41.21.31.1

Gross job losses

7,8708,3998,4997,8748,0149.19.59.58.68.5

At contracting establishments

6,6767,4377,4386,6536,9607.78.48.37.37.4

At closing establishments

1,1949621,0611,2211,0541.41.11.21.31.1

Net employment change (2)

2,1991,5961,0502,2812,8462.51.81.22.63.0

Manufacturing

Gross job gains

3,6793,9433,8553,8502,4337.17.36.86.64.1

At expanding establishments

3,4293,7133,6753,5362,0386.66.96.56.13.4

At opening establishments

2502301803143950.50.40.30.50.7

Gross job losses

1,7591,8461,6531,8362,3763.43.42.93.13.9

At contracting establishments

1,5221,5551,4311,4122,0552.92.92.52.43.4

At closing establishments

2372912224243210.50.50.40.70.5

Net employment change (2)

1,9202,0972,2022,014573.73.93.93.50.2

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains

1,9411,9452,1532,0482,0045.35.35.75.45.2

At expanding establishments

1,5331,5341,5781,5461,6434.24.24.24.14.3

At opening establishments

4084115755023611.11.11.51.30.9

Gross job losses

1,5481,3631,6651,3541,5114.23.74.53.64.0

At contracting establishments

1,1081,0341,1899771,1293.02.83.22.63.0

At closing establishments

4403294763773821.20.91.31.01.0

Net employment change (2)

3935824886944931.11.61.21.81.2

Retail trade

Gross job gains

8,9808,6869,3718,8248,0206.05.86.35.95.4

At expanding establishments

7,7317,4327,8267,9016,9395.25.05.35.34.7

At opening establishments

1,2491,2541,5459231,0810.80.81.00.60.7

Gross job losses

9,0118,7458,1278,5158,2576.15.95.55.85.6

At contracting establishments

7,7987,9477,1417,5387,5275.35.44.85.15.1

At closing establishments

1,2137989869777300.80.50.70.70.5

Net employment change (2)

-31-591,244309-237-0.1-0.10.80.1-0.2

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains

3,3512,8633,7724,5394,0625.14.45.86.96.0

At expanding establishments

2,9052,5993,3453,6343,6294.44.05.15.55.4

At opening establishments

4462644279054330.70.40.71.40.6

Gross job losses

3,9253,2413,7692,9403,4826.05.05.84.45.1

At contracting establishments

3,5342,8133,1412,7133,1925.44.34.84.14.7

At closing establishments

3914286282272900.60.71.00.30.4

Net employment change (2)

-574-37831,599580-0.9-0.60.02.50.9

Information

Gross job gains

1,4141,9051,0911,3551,3499.212.17.08.98.8

At expanding establishments

1,1521,6578927591,1027.510.55.75.07.2

At opening establishments

2622481995962471.71.61.33.91.6

Gross job losses

1,4531,2061,9221,3741,1349.57.712.29.07.4

At contracting establishments

1,0831,0241,6399018637.16.510.45.95.6

At closing establishments

3701822834732712.41.21.83.11.8

Net employment change (2)

-39699-831-19215-0.34.4-5.2-0.11.4

Financial activities

Gross job gains

4,3303,8204,1823,6803,9307.06.16.65.86.2

At expanding establishments

3,3583,0873,1392,7743,2355.44.95.04.45.1

At opening establishments

9727331,0439066951.61.21.61.41.1

Gross job losses

3,1673,6753,9754,0423,2095.05.86.36.45.0

At contracting establishments

2,3352,8002,9613,1432,4463.74.44.75.03.8

At closing establishments

8328751,0148997631.31.41.61.41.2

Net employment change (2)

1,163145207-3627212.00.30.3-0.61.2

Professional and business services

Gross job gains

16,32815,79520,20617,31813,6558.88.510.68.97.0

At expanding establishments

13,51312,26516,56013,77511,4467.36.68.77.15.9

At opening establishments

2,8153,5303,6463,5432,2091.51.91.91.81.1

Gross job losses

14,55015,60314,71415,37915,3667.88.37.77.97.9

At contracting establishments

12,08612,91611,45812,27012,7926.56.96.06.36.6

At closing establishments

2,4642,6873,2563,1092,5741.31.41.71.61.3

Net employment change (2)

1,7781925,4921,939-1,7111.00.22.91.0-0.9

Education and health services

Gross job gains

7,4297,3348,2047,4877,0035.45.45.95.35.0

At expanding establishments

6,1436,1536,8026,1886,0404.54.54.94.44.3

At opening establishments

1,2861,1811,4021,2999630.90.91.00.90.7

Gross job losses

5,6415,8045,8156,1248,2314.14.24.24.35.8

At contracting establishments

4,6674,8694,6194,9884,7403.43.53.33.53.3

At closing establishments

9749351,1961,1363,4910.70.70.90.82.5

Net employment change (2)

1,7881,5302,3891,363-1,2281.31.21.71.0-0.8

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains

16,32413,24414,76515,93916,1214.63.74.24.54.5

At expanding establishments

13,46511,08311,51513,08812,4433.83.13.33.73.5

At opening establishments

2,8592,1613,2502,8513,6780.80.60.90.81.0

Gross job losses

12,30617,27014,68413,73111,2673.54.94.13.93.2

At contracting establishments

10,88315,50912,77711,2609,6473.14.43.63.22.7

At closing establishments

1,4231,7611,9072,4711,6200.40.50.50.70.5

Net employment change (2)

4,018-4,026812,2084,8541.1-1.20.10.61.3

Other services (3)

Gross job gains

2,6063,2103,0332,4542,4077.89.58.87.27.1

At expanding establishments

1,9502,4882,2781,8811,8285.87.46.65.55.4

At opening establishments

6567227555735792.02.12.21.71.7

Gross job losses

2,4142,5092,7172,8872,2087.27.47.98.46.5

At contracting establishments

1,9301,9022,1532,1601,8435.85.66.36.35.4

At closing establishments

4846075647273651.41.81.62.11.1

Net employment change (2)

192701316-4331990.62.10.9-1.20.6

Footnotes:
(1) Includes unclassified sector not shown separately.
(2) The net employment change is the difference between total gross job gains and total gross job losses. See the Technical Note for further information.
(3) Except public administration.

Table 2. Private sector gross job gains and losses as a percent of total employment by state, seasonally adjusted
CategoryGross job gains as a percent of employment
(3 months ended)
Gross job losses as a percent of employment
(3 months ended)
Mar.
2018
June
2018
Sept.
2018
Dec.
2018
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2018
June
2018
Sept.
2018
Dec.
2018
Mar.
2019

United States(1)

6.16.16.06.35.95.55.86.05.65.5

Alabama

6.15.86.06.36.05.45.75.95.35.5

Alaska

10.110.98.911.010.08.910.710.79.89.0

Arizona

6.06.06.66.25.65.35.95.15.15.5

Arkansas

5.45.06.15.95.25.25.75.65.05.1

California

6.46.76.56.96.36.06.46.25.96.2

Colorado

6.86.86.66.86.66.06.16.86.06.3

Connecticut

5.15.85.35.35.25.35.15.74.95.7

Delaware

7.16.45.76.66.45.96.06.55.65.5

District of Columbia

6.05.65.35.65.44.95.65.55.14.9

Florida

6.26.46.86.46.15.56.15.86.15.6

Georgia

6.56.36.76.36.85.76.46.15.85.7

Hawaii

5.15.35.15.85.44.75.45.45.15.9

Idaho

7.97.36.87.47.56.16.86.96.36.1

Illinois

5.75.65.55.55.25.25.65.85.65.1

Indiana

5.75.55.25.65.95.15.55.45.04.8

Iowa

5.65.75.35.85.15.35.45.75.35.4

Kansas

5.35.75.96.15.45.45.65.75.45.7

Kentucky

6.25.95.86.15.85.95.76.05.45.5

Louisiana

6.76.26.36.25.95.96.56.35.85.9

Maine

7.08.06.17.37.27.07.17.56.76.4

Maryland

6.36.16.36.86.45.85.86.66.45.7

Massachusetts

5.76.15.65.85.75.25.56.15.35.2

Michigan

5.65.55.05.65.14.65.26.25.24.6

Minnesota

5.45.85.55.75.25.15.25.75.45.1

Mississippi

5.55.75.96.55.76.06.05.95.36.2

Missouri

5.55.75.95.85.45.25.76.05.45.3

Montana

7.98.07.28.97.67.17.87.97.28.0

Nebraska

5.85.85.95.95.75.65.85.95.75.6

Nevada

6.56.16.76.66.05.55.85.75.55.4

New Hampshire

6.16.75.76.66.36.06.26.85.75.7

New Jersey

5.76.56.06.45.76.15.86.45.75.6

New Mexico

6.56.76.46.86.45.76.26.46.15.8

New York

6.36.36.16.36.05.65.86.45.75.3

North Carolina

6.26.15.76.76.35.35.76.45.35.1

North Dakota

7.16.76.66.87.16.36.26.66.26.4

Ohio

5.65.65.45.65.55.15.45.85.35.1

Oklahoma

6.26.46.76.55.85.76.36.16.15.8

Oregon

8.06.26.26.76.35.86.36.36.05.8

Pennsylvania

5.35.35.45.35.14.95.15.24.84.8

Rhode Island

6.46.36.26.45.86.16.16.45.75.6

South Carolina

6.37.55.87.46.45.16.76.55.46.0

South Dakota

6.46.16.06.35.75.96.15.75.86.4

Tennessee

5.15.55.85.85.44.95.35.34.94.8

Texas

5.95.96.06.25.55.15.35.45.25.2

Utah

7.56.97.36.97.36.06.46.46.26.2

Vermont

6.57.26.97.46.77.07.17.66.86.3

Virginia

6.06.25.76.36.45.45.86.35.65.5

Washington

7.27.36.26.46.26.26.56.55.65.6

West Virginia

6.96.87.06.36.06.06.46.46.56.6

Wisconsin

5.65.55.15.45.14.75.55.95.04.8

Wyoming

8.68.48.310.08.68.08.48.47.87.8

Puerto Rico

8.57.97.26.07.16.96.25.86.85.1

Virgin Islands

13.313.212.87.911.918.67.05.97.17.4

Footnotes
(1) Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

 

Last Modified Date: Thursday, December 05, 2019