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 June 2011 through September 2011, the seasonally adjusted number of job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments was 891,979, and the number of job losses from closing and contracting establishments was 808,154, according to data released on May 1, 2012 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. Over this period, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses by 83,825.
Data from the third quarter of 1992 through the third quarter of 2011 are now available on the Labor Market Info website at http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/
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.