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Business employment dynamics

The business employment dynamics (BED) report covers job gains and losses at private sector firms and identifies whether the change is due to businesses opening or closing, or due to increases and decreases in employment at existing firms.

What is the data source for the BED report?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics generates business employment dynamics data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. QCEW data are drawn from reports of employment and wage data for workers covered by unemployment insurance. We produce the report quarterly. Additional reports are available in our report library.

For more charts and graphs at the national level, see the BLS Employment Situation report.









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