Gross job gains and losses help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.
A product of Business Employment Dynamics (BDM) at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the data
series is generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), formerly ES-202, program.
BDM data tracks changes in employment at the establishment level.
Gross jobs gained is the number of jobs added at opening and expanding establishments.
Gross jobs lost is the decrease in employment at closing and contracting establishments.
The difference between jobs gained and lost is the net change in employment, what is typically reported.
These reports show the true level of job activity or churning underlying net employment changes.
In addition, there are reports on Births and Deaths and, at the national level, Industry and Size Class tables.
Data is from 1992 forward and is available quarterly and annually.
- Buiness Employment Dynamics
- ELMI Job Creation and Destruction reports, discontinued
Note: ELMI reports are not comparable to BDM because of differences in methodology.