DLLR's Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning


Business Employment Dynamics Analysis


Business Employment Dynamics (BED) is a set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. The QCEW Program in Maryland is a cooperative program involving the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). BED quarterly data series consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics for the entire economy from 1992 forward. These data track changes in employment at the establishment level, and thus provide a picture of the dynamics underlying aggregate net employment growth statistics.

Maryland BED data are updated annually in December of each year. Effective with the release of the first quarter of 2014 data, the Maryland BED Analysis will be produced for the first and third quarters of each year.

BED Analysis 2nd Quarter 2012
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Maryland BED data

Additional information about Business Employment Dynamics

Inquiries regarding methodology, additional information, or general assistance may be directed to:


Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Office of Workforce Information and Performance
1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 767-2250

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