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.  
                                   2013    2013    2013    2013    2014   2013   2013   2013   2013   2014
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,272   7,174   7,051   7,296   6,856    6.6    6.4    6.3    6.4    6.0
 At expanding establishments      5,648   5,849   5,708   5,956   5,624    5.1    5.2    5.1    5.2    4.9
 At opening establishments        1,624   1,325   1,343   1,340   1,232    1.5    1.2    1.2    1.2    1.1
Gross job losses                  6,346   6,496   6,583   6,553   6,459    5.6    5.8    5.8    5.8    5.7
 At contracting establishments    5,187   5,284   5,435   5,335   5,330    4.6    4.7    4.8    4.7    4.7
 At closing establishments        1,159   1,212   1,148   1,218   1,129    1.0    1.1    1.0    1.1    1.0
Net employment change               926     678     468     743     397    1.0     .6     .5     .6     .3

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,357   1,377   1,333   1,357   1,355    6.8    7.0    6.7    6.8    6.8
 At expanding establishments      1,153   1,168   1,120   1,155   1,163    5.8    5.9    5.6    5.8    5.8
 At opening establishments          204     209     213     202     192    1.0    1.1    1.1    1.0    1.0
Gross job losses                  1,239   1,282   1,261   1,312   1,208    6.2    6.4    6.4    6.6    6.0
 At contracting establishments    1,032   1,074   1,064   1,102   1,017    5.2    5.4    5.4    5.5    5.1
 At closing establishments          207     208     197     210     191    1.0    1.0    1.0    1.1     .9
Net employment change               118      95      72      45     147     .6     .6     .3     .2     .8

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     278     288     263     280     288   13.8   14.2   13.1   13.8   14.0
 At expanding establishments        238     249     223     243     253   11.8   12.3   11.1   12.0   12.3
 At opening establishments           40      39      40      37      35    2.0    1.9    2.0    1.8    1.7
Gross job losses                    255     274     265     280     253   12.7   13.5   13.2   13.8   12.4
 At contracting establishments      217     237     231     243     219   10.8   11.7   11.5   12.0   10.7
 At closing establishments           38      37      34      37      34    1.9    1.8    1.7    1.8    1.7
Net employment change                23      14      -2       0      35    1.1     .7    -.1     .0    1.6

Construction

Gross job gains                     679     668     665     653     673   11.8   11.6   11.4   11.1   11.2
 At expanding establishments        550     537     531     526     551    9.6    9.3    9.1    8.9    9.2
 At opening establishments          129     131     134     127     122    2.2    2.3    2.3    2.2    2.0
Gross job losses                    607     621     593     638     585   10.6   10.7   10.2   10.9    9.8
 At contracting establishments      481     498     477     511     468    8.4    8.6    8.2    8.7    7.8
 At closing establishments          126     123     116     127     117    2.2    2.1    2.0    2.2    2.0
Net employment change                72      47      72      15      88    1.2     .9    1.2     .2    1.4

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     400     421     405     424     394    3.3    3.5    3.3    3.5    3.3
 At expanding establishments        365     382     366     386     359    3.0    3.2    3.0    3.2    3.0
 At opening establishments           35      39      39      38      35     .3     .3     .3     .3     .3
Gross job losses                    377     387     403     394     370    3.2    3.2    3.4    3.3    3.0
 At contracting establishments      334     339     356     348     330    2.8    2.8    3.0    2.9    2.7
 At closing establishments           43      48      47      46      40     .4     .4     .4     .4     .3
Net employment change                23      34       2      30      24     .1     .3    -.1     .2     .3

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   5,915   5,797   5,718   5,939   5,501    6.4    6.2    6.1    6.3    5.8
 At expanding establishments      4,495   4,681   4,588   4,801   4,461    4.9    5.0    4.9    5.1    4.7
 At opening establishments        1,420   1,116   1,130   1,138   1,040    1.5    1.2    1.2    1.2    1.1
Gross job losses                  5,107   5,214   5,322   5,241   5,251    5.5    5.6    5.7    5.6    5.6
 At contracting establishments    4,155   4,210   4,371   4,233   4,313    4.5    4.5    4.7    4.5    4.6
 At closing establishments          952   1,004     951   1,008     938    1.0    1.1    1.0    1.1    1.0
Net employment change               808     583     396     698     250     .9     .6     .4     .7     .2

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     274     289     279     286     272    4.8    5.0    4.9    4.9    4.7
 At expanding establishments        225     237     228     237     225    3.9    4.1    4.0    4.1    3.9
 At opening establishments           49      52      51      49      47     .9     .9     .9     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    253     256     260     251     251    4.4    4.5    4.5    4.3    4.4
 At contracting establishments      195     201     206     192     196    3.4    3.5    3.6    3.3    3.4
 At closing establishments           58      55      54      59      55    1.0    1.0     .9    1.0    1.0
Net employment change                21      33      19      35      21     .4     .5     .4     .6     .3

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     906     948     899     944     877    6.0    6.3    5.9    6.2    5.7
 At expanding establishments        783     816     764     818     757    5.2    5.4    5.0    5.4    4.9
 At opening establishments          123     132     135     126     120     .8     .9     .9     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    876     777     856     835     879    5.8    5.1    5.7    5.5    5.8
 At contracting establishments      770     668     755     720     775    5.1    4.4    5.0    4.7    5.1
 At closing establishments          106     109     101     115     104     .7     .7     .7     .8     .7
Net employment change                30     171      43     109      -2     .2    1.2     .2     .7    -.1

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     210     223     231     283     232    5.0    5.2    5.4    6.5    5.4
 At expanding establishments        177     187     197     252     199    4.2    4.4    4.6    5.8    4.6
 At opening establishments           33      36      34      31      33     .8     .8     .8     .7     .8
Gross job losses                    237     212     210     206     244    5.6    5.0    4.9    4.8    5.6
 At contracting establishments      205     178     174     168     210    4.8    4.2    4.1    3.9    4.8
 At closing establishments           32      34      36      38      34     .8     .8     .8     .9     .8
Net employment change               -27      11      21      77     -12    -.6     .2     .5    1.7    -.2

Utilities

Gross job gains                      10      14      11      12      14    1.8    2.6    2.0    2.2    2.6
 At expanding establishments          9      12      10      11      12    1.6    2.2    1.8    2.0    2.2
 At opening establishments            1       2       1       1       2     .2     .4     .2     .2     .4
Gross job losses                     12      13      13      16      11    2.2    2.4    2.4    3.0    2.0
 At contracting establishments       11      12      12      14      10    2.0    2.2    2.2    2.6    1.8
 At closing establishments            1       1       1       2       1     .2     .2     .2     .4     .2
Net employment change                -2       1      -2      -4       3    -.4     .2    -.4    -.8     .6

Information

Gross job gains                     117     135     130     136     122    4.3    5.0    4.8    5.0    4.5
 At expanding establishments         98     114     108     113     101    3.6    4.2    4.0    4.2    3.7
 At opening establishments           19      21      22      23      21     .7     .8     .8     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    120     127     136     123     127    4.4    4.7    5.0    4.5    4.6
 At contracting establishments      100     102     114     101     107    3.7    3.8    4.2    3.7    3.9
 At closing establishments           20      25      22      22      20     .7     .9     .8     .8     .7
Net employment change                -3       8      -6      13      -5    -.1     .3    -.2     .5    -.1

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     352     368     356     368     324    4.6    4.8    4.7    4.8    4.2
 At expanding establishments        283     297     283     288     262    3.7    3.9    3.7    3.8    3.4
 At opening establishments           69      71      73      80      62     .9     .9    1.0    1.0     .8
Gross job losses                    328     329     347     356     343    4.3    4.4    4.5    4.6    4.5
 At contracting establishments      253     256     277     278     269    3.3    3.4    3.6    3.6    3.5
 At closing establishments           75      73      70      78      74    1.0    1.0     .9    1.0    1.0
Net employment change                24      39       9      12     -19     .3     .4     .2     .2    -.3

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,280   1,367   1,379   1,455   1,258    7.0    7.4    7.4    7.7    6.7
 At expanding establishments      1,047   1,114   1,119   1,187   1,034    5.7    6.0    6.0    6.3    5.5
 At opening establishments          233     253     260     268     224    1.3    1.4    1.4    1.4    1.2
Gross job losses                  1,191   1,254   1,240   1,256   1,263    6.5    6.8    6.7    6.7    6.7
 At contracting establishments      947     989     998   1,000   1,026    5.2    5.4    5.4    5.3    5.4
 At closing establishments          244     265     242     256     237    1.3    1.4    1.3    1.4    1.3
Net employment change                89     113     139     199      -5     .5     .6     .7    1.0     .0

Education and health services

Gross job gains                   1,218     842     896     886     827    6.1    4.2    4.4    4.4    4.1
 At expanding establishments        686     690     738     725     694    3.4    3.4    3.6    3.6    3.4
 At opening establishments          532     152     158     161     133    2.7     .8     .8     .8     .7
Gross job losses                    753     845     782     781     779    3.8    4.1    3.8    3.9    3.8
 At contracting establishments      612     674     634     626     640    3.1    3.3    3.1    3.1    3.1
 At closing establishments          141     171     148     155     139     .7     .8     .7     .8     .7
Net employment change               465      -3     114     105      48    2.3     .1     .6     .5     .3

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,218   1,255   1,195   1,209   1,197    8.6    8.8    8.4    8.4    8.3
 At expanding establishments        961     979     915     945     942    6.8    6.9    6.4    6.6    6.5
 At opening establishments          257     276     280     264     255    1.8    1.9    2.0    1.8    1.8
Gross job losses                  1,052   1,112   1,184   1,121   1,075    7.5    7.9    8.3    7.8    7.4
 At contracting establishments      856     916     983     914     876    6.1    6.5    6.9    6.4    6.0
 At closing establishments          196     196     201     207     199    1.4    1.4    1.4    1.4    1.4
Net employment change               166     143      11      88     122    1.1     .9     .1     .6     .9

Other services

Gross job gains                     276     289     280     272     280    7.1    7.5    7.2    7.0    7.1
 At expanding establishments        218     228     219     214     224    5.6    5.9    5.6    5.5    5.7
 At opening establishments           58      61      61      58      56    1.5    1.6    1.6    1.5    1.4
Gross job losses                    259     266     271     273     252    6.7    6.9    7.0    7.0    6.4
 At contracting establishments      201     209     213     214     197    5.2    5.4    5.5    5.5    5.0
 At closing establishments           58      57      58      59      55    1.5    1.5    1.5    1.5    1.4
Net employment change                17      23       9      -1      28     .4     .6     .2     .0     .7

(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately

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