Job Gains & Losses

Business Employment Dynamics (BED)

Idaho: 1Q 2016 Updated 12/06/2016

Components of private sector gross job gains and job losses, seasonally adjusted

March 2006 - March 2016

Total Private

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Idaho's Business Employment Dynamics: First Quarter 2016

During the first quarter of 2016, gross job gains exceeded gross job losses and yielded a net employment gain of 10,801 in Idaho, according to preliminary Business Employment Dynamics data released by the Idaho Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.

From December 2015 to March 2016, gross job gains from Idaho’s expanding and opening private sector establishments were 46,359, an increase of about 2,600 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this same period, gross job losses from contracting and closing private sector establishments were 35,558, a decrease of 2,883 from the previous quarter.

During this same period, Idaho experienced a net establishment increase of 1,601.

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Posted 12/06/2016

What is the Business Employment Dynamics program?

The Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data are a product of a federal-state cooperative program known as Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW).

BED data measure the net change in employment from 1992 forward; highlighting the number and rates of gross jobs gained at opening and expanding establishments as well as the number and rates of gross jobs lost by closing and contracting establishments.

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