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 March 2011 through June 2011, the seasonally adjusted number of job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments was 829,483, and the number of job losses from closing and contracting establishments was 779,015, according to data released on February 1, 2012 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor. Over this period, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses by 50,468.
Data from the third quarter of 1992 through the second quarter of 2011 are now available on the LaborMarketInfo website at Business Employment Dynamics (BED)
NOTE: With the release of the second quarter 2011 data, additional industry level detail (2-digit NAICS codes) are now available for California and other states from the BED program to create customized tables on the BLS website. These data are available at the state level from third quarter of 1992 through the current quarter and will be updated quarterly. Technical information on Business Employment Dynamics (http://www.bls.gov/bdm/
) as well as data for other states are available from the U.S. Department of Labor website.