Job Gains & Losses

Business Employment Dynamics (BED)

Idaho: 4Q 2018 Updated 8/28/19

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

March 2008 - December 2018

Total Private

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Idaho's Business Employment Dynamics: Fourth Quarter 2018

During the fourth quarter of 2018, gross job losses exceeded gross job gains and yielded a net employment gain of 6,905 jobs 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 September 2018 to December 2018, gross job gains from Idaho’s expanding and opening private sector establishments totaled 45,650. This amounted to 4,502 jobs gained from the previous quarter. Over this same period, gross job losses from contracting and closing private sector establishments totaled 38,745, down by 3,322 from the previous quarter.During this same period, Idaho experienced a net establishment increase of 681.

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Updated 8/28/2019

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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