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22-1121-SAN
Thursday, June 09, 2022

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Business Employment Dynamics in Idaho – Third Quarter 2021

From June 2021 to September 2021, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments in Idaho were 50,776, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 48,823, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Chris Rosenlund noted that the difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 1,953 jobs in the private sector during the third quarter of 2021. During the previous quarter, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses by 737. (See chart 1.)

Chart 1. Private-sector gross job gains and losses in Idaho, September 2016-September 2021, seasonally adjusted

The change in the number of jobs over time is the net result of increases and decreases in employment that occur at all private businesses in the economy. Business Employment Dynamics (BED) statistics track these changes in employment at private-sector 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.)

Gross job gains

In the third quarter of 2021, gross job gains represented 7.7 percent of private-sector employment in Idaho; nationally, gross job gains accounted for 7.2 percent of private-sector employment. (See chart 2.) Gross job gains are the sum of increases in employment due to expansions at existing establishments and the addition of new jobs at opening establishments. In Idaho, gross job gains at expanding establishments totaled 39,076 in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 893 jobs compared to the previous quarter. (See table 1.) Opening establishments accounted for 11,700 jobs gained in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 1,378 jobs from the previous quarter.

Chart 2. Private-sector gross job gains as a percent of employment, United States and Idaho, September 2016-September 2021, seasonally adjusted
Gross job losses

In the third quarter of 2021, gross job losses represented 7.3 percent of private-sector employment in Idaho; nationally, gross job losses accounted for 6.2 percent of private-sector employment. (See chart 3.) Gross job losses are the result of contractions in employment at existing establishments and the loss of jobs at closing establishments. In Idaho, contracting establishments lost 38,629 jobs in the third quarter of 2021, a decrease of 758 jobs from the prior quarter. Closing establishments lost 10,194 jobs, an increase of 1,813 jobs from the previous quarter.

Chart 3. Private-sector gross job losses as a percent of employment, United States and Idaho, September 2016-September 2021, seasonally adjusted
Industries

Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in 7 of the 10 industry sectors in Idaho in the third quarter of 2021. Professional and business services had the largest over-the-quarter net job increase, with a gain of 715 jobs. This was the result of 8,981 gross job gains and 8,266 gross job losses. Financial activities had the second largest net job gain (694), followed by wholesale trade (465), transportation and warehousing (398), and leisure and hospitality (273). The construction industry sector had a net loss of 1,041 jobs.

For more information

The BED data series include gross job gains and gross job losses by industry subsector, for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, as well as gross job gains and gross job losses at the firm level by employer size class. BED data for the states have been included in table 2 of this release. Additional information is available online at www.bls.gov/bdm/.

The Business Employment Dynamics for Fourth Quarter 2021 are scheduled to be released on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Effect on Business Employment Dynamics

Data collection and processing methods have been impacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More detail can be found at www.bls.gov/covid19/effects-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-business-employment-dynamics.htm.


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). 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 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 units and jobs lost at closing and contracting units.

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 units 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 units 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 units with positive third month employment in the previous quarter, with no employment or zero employment reported in the current quarter.

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

The full Technical Note for the Business Employment Dynamics program, which includes information on coverage, concepts, and methodology, can be found in the current quarterly news release online at www.bls.gov/news.release/cewbd.htm.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Telecommunications Relay Service: 7-1-1.

Table 1. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, Idaho, seasonally adjusted
Category Gross job gains and job losses
(3 months ended)
Gross job gains and job losses
as a percent of employment
(3 months ended)
Sept
2020
Dec.
2020
Mar.
2021
June
2021
Sept
2021
Sept
2020
Dec.
2020
Mar.
2021
June
2021
Sept
2021

Total private (1)

Gross job gains

52,742 55,980 53,979 48,505 50,776 8.4 8.7 8.1 7.2 7.7

At expanding establishments

42,545 44,792 42,565 38,183 39,076 6.8 7.0 6.4 5.7 5.9

At opening establishments

10,197 11,188 11,414 10,322 11,700 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.8

Gross job losses

40,217 39,115 37,762 47,768 48,823 6.4 6.1 5.7 7.2 7.3

At contracting establishments

32,730 30,595 30,843 39,387 38,629 5.2 4.8 4.7 5.9 5.8

At closing establishments

7,487 8,520 6,919 8,381 10,194 1.2 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.5

Net employment change (2)

12,525 16,865 16,217 737 1,953 2.0 2.6 2.4 0.0 0.4

Construction

Gross job gains

5,530 7,263 7,692 5,780 5,528 10.5 13.4 13.2 9.9 9.7

At expanding establishments

3,991 5,515 5,597 4,256 4,033 7.6 10.2 9.6 7.3 7.1

At opening establishments

1,539 1,748 2,095 1,524 1,495 2.9 3.2 3.6 2.6 2.6

Gross job losses

5,790 4,626 4,717 6,483 6,569 11.0 8.5 8.1 11.0 11.6

At contracting establishments

4,571 3,370 3,668 5,049 4,869 8.7 6.2 6.3 8.6 8.6

At closing establishments

1,219 1,256 1,049 1,434 1,700 2.3 2.3 1.8 2.4 3.0

Net employment change (2)

-260 2,637 2,975 -703 -1,041 -0.5 4.9 5.1 -1.1 -1.9

Manufacturing

Gross job gains

2,658 4,316 2,831 2,490 2,260 3.9 6.3 4.1 3.5 3.3

At expanding establishments

2,370 3,989 2,501 2,067 1,993 3.5 5.8 3.6 2.9 2.9

At opening establishments

288 327 330 423 267 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4

Gross job losses

2,231 1,675 2,542 2,717 2,748 3.4 2.5 3.7 3.9 3.9

At contracting establishments

2,057 1,426 2,204 2,578 2,453 3.1 2.1 3.2 3.7 3.5

At closing establishments

174 249 338 139 295 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.4

Net employment change (2)

427 2,641 289 -227 -488 0.5 3.8 0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains

1,594 1,760 1,967 1,802 1,894 5.2 5.7 6.2 5.6 5.8

At expanding establishments

1,312 1,456 1,472 1,512 1,444 4.3 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.4

At opening establishments

282 304 495 290 450 0.9 1.0 1.6 0.9 1.4

Gross job losses

1,159 1,340 1,262 1,328 1,429 3.7 4.3 4.0 4.2 4.3

At contracting establishments

964 999 1,018 1,086 1,059 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.2

At closing establishments

195 341 244 242 370 0.6 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.1

Net employment change (2)

435 420 705 474 465 1.5 1.4 2.2 1.4 1.5

Retail trade

Gross job gains

7,305 5,294 6,545 5,251 5,502 8.3 5.9 7.2 5.6 5.9

At expanding establishments

6,308 4,638 5,726 4,409 4,745 7.2 5.2 6.3 4.7 5.1

At opening establishments

997 656 819 842 757 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.8

Gross job losses

4,634 4,662 3,938 5,771 5,920 5.3 5.3 4.3 6.2 6.4

At contracting establishments

4,213 3,897 3,456 5,173 5,183 4.8 4.4 3.8 5.6 5.6

At closing establishments

421 765 482 598 737 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.8

Net employment change (2)

2,671 632 2,607 -520 -418 3.0 0.6 2.9 -0.6 -0.5

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains

2,193 4,792 2,626 2,010 2,206 10.0 19.7 9.8 7.3 7.9

At expanding establishments

1,908 4,304 2,236 1,675 1,888 8.7 17.7 8.3 6.1 6.8

At opening establishments

285 488 390 335 318 1.3 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1

Gross job losses

1,303 1,180 1,599 1,946 1,808 6.0 4.9 6.0 7.1 6.5

At contracting establishments

941 921 1,343 1,757 1,519 4.3 3.8 5.0 6.4 5.5

At closing establishments

362 259 256 189 289 1.7 1.1 1.0 0.7 1.0

Net employment change (2)

890 3,612 1,027 64 398 4.0 14.8 3.8 0.2 1.4

Financial activities

Gross job gains

2,493 2,489 2,442 2,419 2,838 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.7 7.8

At expanding establishments

1,726 1,815 1,705 1,691 1,734 5.0 5.2 4.8 4.7 4.8

At opening establishments

767 674 737 728 1,104 2.2 1.9 2.1 2.0 3.0

Gross job losses

1,614 1,936 1,898 2,004 2,144 4.7 5.5 5.3 5.6 5.9

At contracting establishments

1,169 1,236 1,388 1,539 1,578 3.4 3.5 3.9 4.3 4.3

At closing establishments

445 700 510 465 566 1.3 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.6

Net employment change (2)

879 553 544 415 694 2.5 1.6 1.6 1.1 1.9

Professional and business services

Gross job gains

7,824 8,821 8,150 7,944 8,981 8.2 9.0 8.1 7.9 8.9

At expanding establishments

5,756 6,535 6,125 5,841 6,476 6.0 6.7 6.1 5.8 6.4

At opening establishments

2,068 2,286 2,025 2,103 2,505 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.1 2.5

Gross job losses

7,095 6,055 6,393 8,505 8,266 7.3 6.1 6.4 8.4 8.2

At contracting establishments

5,807 4,450 4,880 7,132 6,380 6.0 4.5 4.9 7.0 6.3

At closing establishments

1,288 1,605 1,513 1,373 1,886 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.9

Net employment change (2)

729 2,766 1,757 -561 715 0.9 2.9 1.7 -0.5 0.7

Education and health services

Gross job gains

6,483 6,859 6,202 5,618 6,225 6.1 6.3 5.6 5.1 5.6

At expanding establishments

4,977 5,311 4,763 4,430 4,562 4.7 4.9 4.3 4.0 4.1

At opening establishments

1,506 1,548 1,439 1,188 1,663 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.5

Gross job losses

5,161 4,720 4,273 5,784 6,152 4.8 4.4 3.9 5.2 5.5

At contracting establishments

3,978 3,427 3,555 4,752 4,586 3.7 3.2 3.2 4.3 4.1

At closing establishments

1,183 1,293 718 1,032 1,566 1.1 1.2 0.7 0.9 1.4

Net employment change (2)

1,322 2,139 1,929 -166 73 1.3 1.9 1.7 -0.1 0.1

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains

10,497 8,860 9,386 9,909 8,940 14.0 11.5 11.8 12.0 10.6

At expanding establishments

8,968 6,959 7,540 8,097 7,163 12.0 9.0 9.5 9.8 8.5

At opening establishments

1,529 1,901 1,846 1,812 1,777 2.0 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.1

Gross job losses

6,368 7,719 6,071 7,682 8,667 8.5 10.0 7.6 9.3 10.3

At contracting establishments

5,035 6,513 5,239 5,707 7,170 6.7 8.4 6.6 6.9 8.5

At closing establishments

1,333 1,206 832 1,975 1,497 1.8 1.6 1.0 2.4 1.8

Net employment change (2)

4,129 1,141 3,315 2,227 273 5.5 1.5 4.2 2.7 0.3

Other services (3)

Gross job gains

1,599 1,623 1,623 1,797 1,556 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.7 8.3

At expanding establishments

1,262 1,196 1,250 1,390 1,225 7.3 6.7 6.9 7.5 6.5

At opening establishments

337 427 373 407 331 1.9 2.4 2.1 2.2 1.8

Gross job losses

1,264 1,144 1,245 1,333 1,531 7.3 6.4 6.8 7.2 8.2

At contracting establishments

983 856 879 1,061 1,105 5.7 4.8 4.8 5.7 5.9

At closing establishments

281 288 366 272 426 1.6 1.6 2.0 1.5 2.3

Net employment change (2)

335 479 378 464 25 1.9 2.7 2.2 2.5 0.1

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
Category Gross job gains as a percent of employment
(3 months ended)
Gross job losses as a percent of employment
(3 months ended)
Sept.
2020
Dec.
2020
Mar.
2021
June
2021
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Dec.
2020
Mar.
2021
June
2021
Sept.
2021

United States(1)

9.5 7.4 6.8 6.7 7.2 6.0 5.7 5.4 5.9 6.2

Alabama

7.8 7.6 5.9 6.2 6.6 5.9 5.5 5.9 6.0 6.7

Alaska

12.2 13.4 11.0 9.5 10.4 9.8 7.7 9.4 9.2 9.5

Arizona

7.8 7.3 6.3 6.8 6.9 6.1 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.0

Arkansas

7.6 7.2 5.9 5.5 6.6 5.7 5.2 5.1 5.6 5.9

California

8.9 8.5 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.1 6.1 5.9 6.4 6.3

Colorado

10.1 7.5 8.6 7.8 8.1 6.4 7.2 5.6 6.4 7.0

Connecticut

11.4 6.6 6.3 6.6 6.8 5.1 5.9 5.3 5.9 6.0

Delaware

10.3 6.8 6.8 6.4 7.2 6.4 6.0 6.0 6.4 7.0

District of Columbia

8.2 5.3 5.5 7.0 7.9 5.7 5.5 5.3 5.4 4.8

Florida

9.5 8.0 6.9 7.8 9.2 6.7 6.0 5.8 6.2 6.0

Georgia

9.3 7.9 6.7 6.9 7.4 6.5 5.2 5.7 6.2 6.2

Hawaii

7.5 14.7 8.5 10.7 7.2 12.2 4.6 5.9 5.6 6.6

Idaho

8.4 8.7 8.1 7.2 7.7 6.4 6.1 5.7 7.2 7.3

Illinois

9.7 6.5 7.2 6.0 6.3 5.6 6.1 4.9 5.6 6.0

Indiana

8.3 6.8 6.0 5.7 6.3 5.2 5.0 5.1 6.0 5.8

Iowa

7.5 6.8 6.1 6.0 6.2 5.5 5.1 5.4 6.0 6.0

Kansas

7.9 7.0 6.2 6.2 6.6 5.9 5.9 5.5 6.1 6.6

Kentucky

9.0 7.3 7.3 6.4 6.6 5.1 6.1 5.1 6.5 6.5

Louisiana

9.1 8.7 6.4 6.8 6.9 7.0 5.6 5.9 6.2 8.6

Maine

12.3 8.5 9.0 7.7 7.8 6.0 6.3 6.3 7.8 8.0

Maryland

11.2 7.3 6.3 6.6 7.5 5.5 5.8 5.5 6.6 6.7

Massachusetts

12.4 7.0 6.6 6.9 7.2 5.4 5.5 5.0 5.7 5.9

Michigan

10.9 6.7 8.5 6.2 6.6 4.8 6.9 4.9 5.6 6.1

Minnesota

9.0 6.9 9.2 6.1 6.4 5.4 6.8 4.9 5.5 6.8

Mississippi

8.7 8.0 5.6 6.4 7.5 5.5 4.9 6.6 6.5 6.2

Missouri

8.5 7.1 6.3 6.0 6.7 5.7 5.2 5.3 6.3 6.1

Montana

9.9 9.4 8.8 8.3 8.4 7.2 6.8 6.9 8.1 8.3

Nebraska

8.2 6.8 6.5 6.2 6.2 5.8 5.5 6.2 6.0 6.6

Nevada

12.9 8.8 7.3 9.5 8.9 6.4 5.7 5.5 5.7 5.8

New Hampshire

11.8 7.4 7.4 7.0 7.0 5.3 6.4 5.4 6.4 6.8

New Jersey

15.7 8.1 7.0 7.2 7.4 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.7 6.1

New Mexico

8.5 7.3 8.5 7.1 7.9 6.1 7.5 5.7 6.6 6.3

New York

13.3 7.4 6.9 7.1 7.5 5.9 6.3 5.4 5.7 6.0

North Carolina

8.7 7.9 6.6 6.4 6.8 5.6 5.0 5.4 5.8 6.4

North Dakota

8.9 7.2 7.8 6.9 7.5 6.9 7.1 6.5 6.5 6.7

Ohio

7.8 6.6 6.1 5.9 6.1 5.3 5.2 5.0 5.8 6.0

Oklahoma

7.1 7.9 6.1 6.5 7.1 6.6 5.8 6.1 6.0 7.0

Oregon

9.0 7.4 8.5 6.6 7.0 6.3 6.5 5.6 6.6 6.5

Pennsylvania

10.3 6.2 6.4 5.6 6.2 4.9 5.3 4.6 5.3 5.3

Rhode Island

13.0 7.6 9.8 7.0 7.6 5.3 7.1 5.5 6.4 6.6

South Carolina

8.8 8.0 6.2 6.3 7.2 5.9 5.2 6.1 6.5 6.6

South Dakota

8.6 7.2 7.3 6.8 6.6 5.5 6.2 6.0 5.8 6.5

Tennessee

8.1 7.5 5.6 5.9 6.8 5.5 4.6 5.0 5.8 5.5

Texas

7.3 7.6 5.7 6.7 7.1 6.1 4.8 5.0 5.4 5.4

Utah

9.1 8.1 7.1 6.9 7.3 6.3 5.6 6.1 6.0 6.8

Vermont

12.9 7.6 8.2 8.4 7.9 5.8 8.0 6.1 6.8 7.5

Virginia

10.4 7.0 6.0 6.2 6.8 5.4 5.3 5.4 6.0 6.1

Washington

8.9 7.2 7.9 6.7 7.2 6.3 6.1 5.4 5.8 5.7

West Virginia

8.9 7.4 7.2 6.5 6.7 6.9 6.2 5.8 6.4 6.5

Wisconsin

7.6 6.3 5.8 5.8 5.5 5.1 5.1 4.7 5.4 5.8

Wyoming

10.8 10.0 9.1 8.8 8.9 7.7 7.7 8.3 8.5 8.6

Puerto Rico

11.1 6.6 6.6 7.7 8.3 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.1

Virgin Islands

7.8 9.9 7.4 10.6 7.4 12.5 5.8 10.8 6.2 8.5

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

 

Last Modified Date: Thursday, June 09, 2022