Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, seasonally adjusted

                                      Gross job gains and job losses      Gross job gains and job losses
                                           (in thousands)                   as a percent of employment

    Category                                 3 months ended                      3 months ended

                                   Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.    Mar.   Mar.   June   Sept.  Dec.   Mar.  
                                   2015    2015    2015    2015    2016   2015   2015   2015   2015   2016
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,036   7,588   7,338   7,843   6,977    6.0    6.4    6.3    6.6    5.8
 At expanding establishments      5,727   6,244   5,972   6,375   5,778    4.9    5.3    5.1    5.4    4.8
 At opening establishments        1,309   1,344   1,366   1,468   1,199    1.1    1.1    1.2    1.2    1.0
Gross job losses                  6,799   6,773   6,911   6,842   6,783    5.8    5.7    5.8    5.8    5.7
 At contracting establishments    5,600   5,573   5,698   5,573   5,617    4.8    4.7    4.8    4.7    4.7
 At closing establishments        1,199   1,200   1,213   1,269   1,166    1.0    1.0    1.0    1.1    1.0
Net employment change               237     815     427   1,001     194     .2     .7     .5     .8     .1

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,340   1,395   1,292   1,368   1,292    6.4    6.7    6.2    6.6    6.1
 At expanding establishments      1,144   1,200   1,104   1,162   1,119    5.5    5.8    5.3    5.6    5.3
 At opening establishments          196     195     188     206     173     .9     .9     .9    1.0     .8
Gross job losses                  1,312   1,337   1,312   1,316   1,282    6.3    6.4    6.3    6.3    6.2
 At contracting establishments    1,120   1,142   1,117   1,120   1,099    5.4    5.5    5.4    5.4    5.3
 At closing establishments          192     195     195     196     183     .9     .9     .9     .9     .9
Net employment change                28      58     -20      52      10     .1     .3    -.1     .3    -.1

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     284     266     246     248     254   13.6   13.1   12.5   12.8   13.1
 At expanding establishments        249     232     212     214     223   11.9   11.4   10.8   11.0   11.5
 At opening establishments           35      34      34      34      31    1.7    1.7    1.7    1.8    1.6
Gross job losses                    299     333     288     301     272   14.3   16.4   14.6   15.5   14.1
 At contracting establishments      264     297     252     266     239   12.6   14.6   12.8   13.7   12.4
 At closing establishments           35      36      36      35      33    1.7    1.8    1.8    1.8    1.7
Net employment change               -15     -67     -42     -53     -18    -.7   -3.3   -2.1   -2.7   -1.0

Construction

Gross job gains                     666     697     652     705     661   10.5   11.0   10.1   10.8   10.0
 At expanding establishments        539     572     534     574     550    8.5    9.0    8.3    8.8    8.3
 At opening establishments          127     125     118     131     111    2.0    2.0    1.8    2.0    1.7
Gross job losses                    623     602     606     589     607    9.8    9.4    9.5    9.1    9.1
 At contracting establishments      507     486     492     474     499    8.0    7.6    7.7    7.3    7.5
 At closing establishments          116     116     114     115     108    1.8    1.8    1.8    1.8    1.6
Net employment change                43      95      46     116      54     .7    1.6     .6    1.7     .9

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     390     432     394     415     377    3.2    3.5    3.2    3.3    3.1
 At expanding establishments        356     396     358     374     346    2.9    3.2    2.9    3.0    2.8
 At opening establishments           34      36      36      41      31     .3     .3     .3     .3     .3
Gross job losses                    390     402     418     426     403    3.1    3.2    3.4    3.5    3.2
 At contracting establishments      349     359     373     380     361    2.8    2.9    3.0    3.1    2.9
 At closing establishments           41      43      45      46      42     .3     .3     .4     .4     .3
Net employment change                 0      30     -24     -11     -26     .1     .3    -.2    -.2    -.1

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   5,696   6,193   6,046   6,475   5,685    5.9    6.4    6.2    6.6    5.7
 At expanding establishments      4,583   5,044   4,868   5,213   4,659    4.7    5.2    5.0    5.3    4.7
 At opening establishments        1,113   1,149   1,178   1,262   1,026    1.2    1.2    1.2    1.3    1.0
Gross job losses                  5,487   5,436   5,599   5,526   5,501    5.6    5.6    5.7    5.6    5.6
 At contracting establishments    4,480   4,431   4,581   4,453   4,518    4.6    4.6    4.7    4.5    4.6
 At closing establishments        1,007   1,005   1,018   1,073     983    1.0    1.0    1.0    1.1    1.0
Net employment change               209     757     447     949     184     .3     .8     .5    1.0     .1

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     265     286     271     294     256    4.5    4.9    4.6    4.9    4.4
 At expanding establishments        219     240     225     244     216    3.7    4.1    3.8    4.1    3.7
 At opening establishments           46      46      46      50      40     .8     .8     .8     .8     .7
Gross job losses                    260     263     264     268     265    4.4    4.4    4.5    4.5    4.5
 At contracting establishments      207     208     209     209     208    3.5    3.5    3.6    3.5    3.5
 At closing establishments           53      55      55      59      57     .9     .9     .9    1.0    1.0
Net employment change                 5      23       7      26      -9     .1     .5     .1     .4    -.1

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     920     998     928     925     948    5.9    6.3    5.8    5.9    6.0
 At expanding establishments        793     867     795     798     833    5.1    5.5    5.0    5.1    5.3
 At opening establishments          127     131     133     127     115     .8     .8     .8     .8     .7
Gross job losses                    879     837     937     921     850    5.6    5.3    5.9    5.8    5.4
 At contracting establishments      766     724     823     789     747    4.9    4.6    5.2    5.0    4.7
 At closing establishments          113     113     114     132     103     .7     .7     .7     .8     .7
Net employment change                41     161      -9       4      98     .3    1.0    -.1     .1     .6

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     235     262     268     343     229    5.1    5.7    5.8    7.3    4.8
 At expanding establishments        202     226     230     305     200    4.4    4.9    5.0    6.5    4.2
 At opening establishments           33      36      38      38      29     .7     .8     .8     .8     .6
Gross job losses                    274     229     227     227     293    6.0    5.0    4.9    4.8    6.1
 At contracting establishments      243     197     191     188     258    5.3    4.3    4.1    4.0    5.4
 At closing establishments           31      32      36      39      35     .7     .7     .8     .8     .7
Net employment change               -39      33      41     116     -64    -.9     .7     .9    2.5   -1.3

Utilities

Gross job gains                      13      13      13      12       9    2.4    2.4    2.4    2.2    1.6
 At expanding establishments         12      12      11      11       8    2.2    2.2    2.0    2.0    1.4
 At opening establishments            1       1       2       1       1     .2     .2     .4     .2     .2
Gross job losses                     12      13      13      11      10    2.2    2.4    2.4    2.0    1.8
 At contracting establishments       11      11      12      10       9    2.0    2.0    2.2    1.8    1.6
 At closing establishments            1       2       1       1       1     .2     .4     .2     .2     .2
Net employment change                 1       0       0       1      -1     .2     .0     .0     .2    -.2

Information

Gross job gains                     127     151     145     162     135    4.7    5.5    5.3    5.9    4.9
 At expanding establishments        109     129     121     135     116    4.0    4.7    4.4    4.9    4.2
 At opening establishments           18      22      24      27      19     .7     .8     .9    1.0     .7
Gross job losses                    129     131     145     140     138    4.7    4.7    5.2    5.0    5.0
 At contracting establishments      105     108     122     112     110    3.8    3.9    4.4    4.0    4.0
 At closing establishments           24      23      23      28      28     .9     .8     .8    1.0    1.0
Net employment change                -2      20       0      22      -3     .0     .8     .1     .9    -.1

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     348     388     370     394     344    4.5    4.9    4.7    5.0    4.3
 At expanding establishments        278     316     299     307     278    3.6    4.0    3.8    3.9    3.5
 At opening establishments           70      72      71      87      66     .9     .9     .9    1.1     .8
Gross job losses                    334     332     349     353     333    4.3    4.2    4.5    4.5    4.2
 At contracting establishments      259     259     273     270     258    3.3    3.3    3.5    3.4    3.3
 At closing establishments           75      73      76      83      75    1.0     .9    1.0    1.1     .9
Net employment change                14      56      21      41      11     .2     .7     .2     .5     .1

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,285   1,450   1,417   1,600   1,237    6.6    7.5    7.2    8.1    6.3
 At expanding establishments      1,045   1,184   1,143   1,292   1,026    5.4    6.1    5.8    6.5    5.2
 At opening establishments          240     266     274     308     211    1.2    1.4    1.4    1.6    1.1
Gross job losses                  1,339   1,313   1,315   1,311   1,355    6.8    6.8    6.7    6.6    6.8
 At contracting establishments    1,097   1,049   1,054   1,037   1,111    5.6    5.4    5.4    5.2    5.6
 At closing establishments          242     264     261     274     244    1.2    1.4    1.3    1.4    1.2
Net employment change               -54     137     102     289    -118    -.2     .7     .5    1.5    -.5

Education and health services

Gross job gains                     872     940     970   1,006     878    4.2    4.5    4.6    4.8    4.1
 At expanding establishments        715     781     806     824     726    3.4    3.7    3.8    3.9    3.4
 At opening establishments          157     159     164     182     152     .8     .8     .8     .9     .7
Gross job losses                    830     815     827     801     813    4.0    3.9    3.9    3.8    3.8
 At contracting establishments      646     656     659     635     658    3.1    3.1    3.1    3.0    3.1
 At closing establishments          184     159     168     166     155     .9     .8     .8     .8     .7
Net employment change                42     125     143     205      65     .2     .6     .7    1.0     .3

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,261   1,316   1,270   1,344   1,247    8.4    8.8    8.4    8.8    8.0
 At expanding establishments        975   1,034     994   1,048   1,013    6.5    6.9    6.6    6.9    6.5
 At opening establishments          286     282     276     296     234    1.9    1.9    1.8    1.9    1.5
Gross job losses                  1,127   1,205   1,211   1,184   1,138    7.6    8.0    8.0    7.8    7.4
 At contracting establishments      924     999   1,009     977     939    6.2    6.6    6.7    6.4    6.1
 At closing establishments          203     206     202     207     199    1.4    1.4    1.3    1.4    1.3
Net employment change               134     111      59     160     109     .8     .8     .4    1.0     .6

Other services

Gross job gains                     282     304     284     294     272    7.1    7.6    7.0    7.2    6.7
 At expanding establishments        220     240     227     232     219    5.5    6.0    5.6    5.7    5.4
 At opening establishments           62      64      57      62      53    1.6    1.6    1.4    1.5    1.3
Gross job losses                    270     268     282     273     266    6.8    6.6    6.9    6.8    6.5
 At contracting establishments      212     210     220     213     207    5.3    5.2    5.4    5.3    5.1
 At closing establishments           58      58      62      60      59    1.5    1.4    1.5    1.5    1.4
Net employment change                12      36       2      21       6     .3    1.0     .1     .4     .2

(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately

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