Spotlight on Statistics

February 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: The Recession of 2007–2009

Chart Data

Establishment Births and Deaths

Private sector establishment births and deaths, seasonally adjusted, Q1 1994–Q4 2010
3 months ended Establishment births Establishment deaths Net change

Mar 1994

182,000 157,000 25,000

Jun 1994

187,000 160,000 27,000

Sep 1994

193,000 150,000 43,000

Dec 1994

184,000 166,000 18,000

Mar 1995

189,000 156,000 33,000

Jun 1995

189,000 163,000 26,000

Sep 1995

185,000 164,000 21,000

Dec 1995

188,000 168,000 20,000

Mar 1996

195,000 169,000 26,000

Jun 1996

191,000 166,000 25,000

Sep 1996

199,000 165,000 34,000

Dec 1996

204,000 170,000 34,000

Mar 1997

203,000 174,000 29,000

Jun 1997

195,000 174,000 21,000

Sep 1997

196,000 167,000 29,000

Dec 1997

195,000 183,000 12,000

Mar 1998

206,000 178,000 28,000

Jun 1998

206,000 168,000 38,000

Sep 1998

200,000 178,000 22,000

Dec 1998

189,000 181,000 8,000

Mar 1999

199,000 184,000 15,000

Jun 1999

206,000 183,000 23,000

Sep 1999

206,000 187,000 19,000

Dec 1999

199,000 184,000 15,000

Mar 2000

213,000 186,000 27,000

Jun 2000

204,000 180,000 24,000

Sep 2000

209,000 199,000 10,000

Dec 2000

200,000 194,000 6,000

Mar 2001

206,000 203,000 3,000

Jun 2001

204,000 204,000 0

Sep 2001

204,000 207,000 -3,000

Dec 2001

194,000 200,000 -6,000

Mar 2002

204,000 190,000 14,000

Jun 2002

208,000 187,000 21,000

Sep 2002

199,000 184,000 15,000

Dec 2002

201,000 191,000 10,000

Mar 2003

193,000 186,000 7,000

Jun 2003

191,000 186,000 5,000

Sep 2003

193,000 179,000 14,000

Dec 2003

200,000 180,000 20,000

Mar 2004

207,000 180,000 27,000

Jun 2004

203,000 185,000 18,000

Sep 2004

209,000 186,000 23,000

Dec 2004

210,000 180,000 30,000

Mar 2005

209,000 185,000 24,000

Jun 2005

216,000 180,000 36,000

Sep 2005

221,000 186,000 35,000

Dec 2005

221,000 186,000 35,000

Mar 2006

220,000 180,000 40,000

Jun 2006

221,000 194,000 27,000

Sep 2006

210,000 196,000 14,000

Dec 2006

221,000 194,000 27,000

Mar 2007

214,000 193,000 21,000

Jun 2007

206,000 202,000 4,000

Sep 2007

216,000 203,000 13,000

Dec 2007

208,000 207,000 1,000

Mar 2008

207,000 211,000 -4,000

Jun 2008

200,000 228,000 -28,000

Sep 2008

191,000 223,000 -32,000

Dec 2008

188,000 240,000 -52,000

Mar 2009

172,000 235,000 -63,000

Jun 2009

177,000 226,000 -49,000

Sep 2009

169,000 215,000 -46,000

Dec 2009

182,000 200,000 -18,000

Mar 2010

175,000 194,000 -19,000

Jun 2010

179,000 185,000 -6,000

Sep 2010

188,000

Dec 2010

200,000

Mar 2011

183,000

(1) Values for births are not available for the first three quarters of the time series by definition.
(2) Values for deaths are not available for the most recent three quarters by definition.

Source: Business Employment Dynamics | Chart

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