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Business Employment Dynamics by Age and Size of Firms January 2022

This spotlight highlights special features of statistics from the Business Employment Dynamics (BED) program by age and size. BED quarterly data consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics from 1992 forward. The data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.

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Occupational Employment and Wages in State and Local Government December 2021

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, job losses in large private sector industries such as food services and drinking places received a lot of attention. State and local government also had high job losses. From March 2020 to March 2021, employment fell by 5.1 percent in state government and 6.5 percent in local government, compared with a 4.3-percent decrease in the private sector.

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America's Recovery: Labor Market Characteristics of People with a Disability October 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the theme in 2021 is America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion. COVID-19 had a large impact on the labor market for people with and without disabilities. Historical differences between these groups remain largely unchanged during the pandemic and economic recovery. This Spotlight examines changes in labor force characteristics of people with a disability during COVID-19 and the recovery through September 2021.

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Industry on Tap: Wineries August 2021

This Spotlight on Statistics examines historical employment trends for wineries and other components of the beverage manufacturing industry. Additionally, the Spotlight looks at trends for wages, number of establishments, and consumer prices in the winery industry and compares them to trends among distilleries, breweries, and soft drink and ice manufacturing. Let's take a look.

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Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on establishments and employment by industry July 2021

The coronavirus pandemic impacted all sectors of the economy in 2020. Businesses across the country saw their supply chains interrupted, demand for their products and services decline, and government-mandated closures. This Spotlight on Statistics explores the pandemic’s impact across the economy with emphasis placed on varying experiences by industry and employment in those industries. The Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic was conducted from July to September 2020