Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data track the expansion and contraction of employment for private businesses. These employment changes - gross job gains (expansions and openings) and gross job losses (reductions and closures) - are components of the net change in employment at the establishment level.
In California, from July 2009 through September 2009, the seasonally adjusted number of job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments was 754,988, and the number of job losses from closing and contracting establishments was 950,556, according to data released on May 20, 2010, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. Over this period, gross job losses exceeded gross job gains by 195,568.
Data from the third quarter of 1992 through the third quarter of 2009 are now available on the LMID Web site at Business Employment Dynamics (BED)
Technical information on Business Employment Dynamics (www.bls.gov/bdm/
), as well as data for other states, is available from the U.S. Department of Labor Web site.