John1477 Wrote:
Jul 10, 2012 9:55 AM
Here are the steps to the BLS Data Base : www.bls.gov/bed Under 'Browse BDM' click 'BDM Databases', then click 'multi-screen data search' (yellow button), then hold down the CNTL Button and highlite 'openings' (Start Ups) & 'closings' (Failures), and then click 'next form'. Highlite 'total private' and click 'next form'. Highlite 'all size classes' & click 'next form'. Highlite 'number of establishments' & click 'next form'. Highlite 'national' & click 'next form'.Check 'level' & click 'next form'. Check 'not seasonally adjusted' & click 'next form'. Click 'retrieve data' & view both tables, total each of the 4 Qtrs (manually) and compare for NET GAINS & NET LOSSES.