representing the net number of jobs that are provided from newly started businesses, or "births," and businesses that close, or "deaths," during a certain period
of time - typically a month
- in conjunction with government
sponsored jobs reports. These figures are put out by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS) as a part of the monthly employment report
. The figures use a rolling average
to determine the monthly total based on historical averages over the past several years.