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

                                   Dec.    Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept.  Dec.  
                                   2014    2015    2015    2015    2015   2014   2015   2015   2015   2015
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,658   6,947   7,554   7,292   7,822    6.6    5.9    6.4    6.1    6.6
 At expanding establishments      6,279   5,666   6,220   5,958   6,373    5.4    4.8    5.3    5.0    5.4
 At opening establishments        1,379   1,281   1,334   1,334   1,449    1.2    1.1    1.1    1.1    1.2
Gross job losses                  6,563   6,721   6,725   6,874   6,822    5.7    5.7    5.7    5.8    5.8
 At contracting establishments    5,322   5,558   5,541   5,657   5,551    4.6    4.7    4.7    4.8    4.7
 At closing establishments        1,241   1,163   1,184   1,217   1,271    1.1    1.0    1.0    1.0    1.1
Net employment change             1,095     226     829     418   1,000     .9     .2     .7     .3     .8

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,393   1,321   1,387   1,275   1,353    6.8    6.4    6.7    6.2    6.5
 At expanding establishments      1,195   1,136   1,195   1,099   1,156    5.8    5.5    5.8    5.3    5.6
 At opening establishments          198     185     192     176     197    1.0     .9     .9     .9     .9
Gross job losses                  1,269   1,298   1,331   1,302   1,310    6.2    6.3    6.4    6.3    6.3
 At contracting establishments    1,070   1,113   1,138   1,110   1,116    5.2    5.4    5.5    5.4    5.4
 At closing establishments          199     185     193     192     194    1.0     .9     .9     .9     .9
Net employment change               124      23      56     -27      43     .6     .1     .3    -.1     .2

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     280     284     263     243     245   13.4   13.5   13.0   12.3   12.6
 At expanding establishments        243     250     229     211     212   11.6   11.9   11.3   10.7   10.9
 At opening establishments           37      34      34      32      33    1.8    1.6    1.7    1.6    1.7
Gross job losses                    285     297     332     285     299   13.7   14.2   16.3   14.5   15.5
 At contracting establishments      250     264     296     251     265   12.0   12.6   14.5   12.8   13.7
 At closing establishments           35      33      36      34      34    1.7    1.6    1.8    1.7    1.8
Net employment change                -5     -13     -69     -42     -54    -.3    -.7   -3.3   -2.2   -2.9

Construction

Gross job gains                     669     652     693     643     696   10.8   10.3   10.9   10.0   10.7
 At expanding establishments        546     533     571     532     571    8.8    8.4    9.0    8.3    8.8
 At opening establishments          123     119     122     111     125    2.0    1.9    1.9    1.7    1.9
Gross job losses                    606     616     599     603     587    9.7    9.8    9.4    9.4    9.1
 At contracting establishments      485     503     484     489     472    7.8    8.0    7.6    7.6    7.3
 At closing establishments          121     113     115     114     115    1.9    1.8    1.8    1.8    1.8
Net employment change                63      36      94      40     109    1.1     .5    1.5     .6    1.6

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     444     385     431     389     412    3.6    3.2    3.5    3.2    3.3
 At expanding establishments        406     353     395     356     373    3.3    2.9    3.2    2.9    3.0
 At opening establishments           38      32      36      33      39     .3     .3     .3     .3     .3
Gross job losses                    378     385     400     414     424    3.1    3.1    3.2    3.4    3.5
 At contracting establishments      335     346     358     370     379    2.7    2.8    2.9    3.0    3.1
 At closing establishments           43      39      42      44      45     .4     .3     .3     .4     .4
Net employment change                66       0      31     -25     -12     .5     .1     .3    -.2    -.2

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,265   5,626   6,167   6,017   6,469    6.5    5.8    6.4    6.2    6.6
 At expanding establishments      5,084   4,530   5,025   4,859   5,217    5.3    4.7    5.2    5.0    5.3
 At opening establishments        1,181   1,096   1,142   1,158   1,252    1.2    1.1    1.2    1.2    1.3
Gross job losses                  5,294   5,423   5,394   5,572   5,512    5.5    5.6    5.5    5.8    5.6
 At contracting establishments    4,252   4,445   4,403   4,547   4,435    4.4    4.6    4.5    4.7    4.5
 At closing establishments        1,042     978     991   1,025   1,077    1.1    1.0    1.0    1.1    1.1
Net employment change               971     203     773     445     957    1.0     .2     .9     .4    1.0

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     293     262     284     269     294    5.0    4.5    4.8    4.5    5.0
 At expanding establishments        243     218     240     226     245    4.1    3.7    4.1    3.8    4.2
 At opening establishments           50      44      44      43      49     .9     .8     .7     .7     .8
Gross job losses                    247     256     261     263     268    4.2    4.4    4.4    4.4    4.5
 At contracting establishments      192     204     207     208     209    3.3    3.5    3.5    3.5    3.5
 At closing establishments           55      52      54      55      59     .9     .9     .9     .9    1.0
Net employment change                46       6      23       6      26     .8     .1     .4     .1     .5

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     952     908     990     919     919    6.2    5.9    6.3    5.8    5.9
 At expanding establishments        829     787     863     791     796    5.4    5.1    5.5    5.0    5.1
 At opening establishments          123     121     127     128     123     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    842     873     825     930     916    5.4    5.6    5.2    5.9    5.8
 At contracting establishments      728     763     714     817     785    4.7    4.9    4.5    5.2    5.0
 At closing establishments          114     110     111     113     131     .7     .7     .7     .7     .8
Net employment change               110      35     165     -11       3     .8     .3    1.1    -.1     .1

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     330     228     257     264     343    7.3    5.0    5.6    5.7    7.3
 At expanding establishments        297     197     223     228     307    6.6    4.3    4.9    4.9    6.5
 At opening establishments           33      31      34      36      36     .7     .7     .7     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    205     272     230     224     225    4.6    6.0    5.0    4.9    4.8
 At contracting establishments      170     242     198     188     186    3.8    5.3    4.3    4.1    4.0
 At closing establishments           35      30      32      36      39     .8     .7     .7     .8     .8
Net employment change               125     -44      27      40     118    2.7   -1.0     .6     .8    2.5

Utilities

Gross job gains                      14      13      13      14      12    2.6    2.4    2.4    2.6    2.2
 At expanding establishments         12      12      12      12      11    2.2    2.2    2.2    2.2    2.0
 At opening establishments            2       1       1       2       1     .4     .2     .2     .4     .2
Gross job losses                     12      11      12      12      11    2.2    2.0    2.2    2.2    2.0
 At contracting establishments       10      10      11      11      10    1.8    1.8    2.0    2.0    1.8
 At closing establishments            2       1       1       1       1     .4     .2     .2     .2     .2
Net employment change                 2       2       1       2       1     .4     .4     .2     .4     .2

Information

Gross job gains                     145     124     147     143     161    5.3    4.5    5.4    5.2    5.8
 At expanding establishments        119     107     126     121     135    4.3    3.9    4.6    4.4    4.9
 At opening establishments           26      17      21      22      26    1.0     .6     .8     .8     .9
Gross job losses                    136     128     132     145     138    5.0    4.7    4.8    5.2    5.0
 At contracting establishments      110     104     110     122     111    4.0    3.8    4.0    4.4    4.0
 At closing establishments           26      24      22      23      27    1.0     .9     .8     .8    1.0
Net employment change                 9      -4      15      -2      23     .3    -.2     .6     .0     .8

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     384     341     385     367     394    5.0    4.3    4.9    4.7    5.0
 At expanding establishments        302     275     314     298     308    3.9    3.5    4.0    3.8    3.9
 At opening establishments           82      66      71      69      86    1.1     .8     .9     .9    1.1
Gross job losses                    344     330     332     345     352    4.4    4.2    4.2    4.4    4.5
 At contracting establishments      263     257     259     270     269    3.4    3.3    3.3    3.4    3.4
 At closing establishments           81      73      73      75      83    1.0     .9     .9    1.0    1.1
Net employment change                40      11      53      22      42     .6     .1     .7     .3     .5

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,570   1,253   1,438   1,401   1,588    8.1    6.5    7.3    7.1    8.0
 At expanding establishments      1,292   1,025   1,179   1,141   1,293    6.7    5.3    6.0    5.8    6.5
 At opening establishments          278     228     259     260     295    1.4    1.2    1.3    1.3    1.5
Gross job losses                  1,277   1,320   1,296   1,308   1,310    6.6    6.8    6.6    6.6    6.6
 At contracting establishments    1,002   1,085   1,037   1,044   1,032    5.2    5.6    5.3    5.3    5.2
 At closing establishments          275     235     259     264     278    1.4    1.2    1.3    1.3    1.4
Net employment change               293     -67     142      93     278    1.5    -.3     .7     .5    1.4

Education and health services

Gross job gains                     930     855     933     961   1,002    4.5    4.1    4.4    4.5    4.7
 At expanding establishments        765     706     777     804     822    3.7    3.4    3.7    3.8    3.9
 At opening establishments          165     149     156     157     180     .8     .7     .7     .7     .8
Gross job losses                    778     818     810     823     799    3.8    3.9    3.9    3.9    3.8
 At contracting establishments      619     642     651     653     630    3.0    3.1    3.1    3.1    3.0
 At closing establishments          159     176     159     170     169     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8
Net employment change               152      37     123     138     203     .7     .2     .5     .6     .9

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,257   1,235   1,308   1,244   1,324    8.5    8.3    8.7    8.2    8.6
 At expanding establishments        981     964   1,032     987   1,044    6.6    6.5    6.9    6.5    6.8
 At opening establishments          276     271     276     257     280    1.9    1.8    1.8    1.7    1.8
Gross job losses                  1,146   1,112   1,197   1,209   1,180    7.7    7.4    7.9    8.1    7.7
 At contracting establishments      932     916     996   1,005     976    6.3    6.1    6.6    6.7    6.4
 At closing establishments          214     196     201     204     204    1.4    1.3    1.3    1.4    1.3
Net employment change               111     123     111      35     144     .8     .9     .8     .1     .9

Other services

Gross job gains                     284     276     301     280     289    7.2    7.0    7.5    7.0    7.1
 At expanding establishments        226     218     240     228     231    5.7    5.5    6.0    5.7    5.7
 At opening establishments           58      58      61      52      58    1.5    1.5    1.5    1.3    1.4
Gross job losses                    274     266     267     281     273    6.8    6.6    6.6    7.0    6.7
 At contracting establishments      213     209     209     218     212    5.3    5.2    5.2    5.4    5.2
 At closing establishments           61      57      58      63      61    1.5    1.4    1.4    1.6    1.5
Net employment change                10      10      34      -1      16     .4     .4     .9     .0     .4

(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately

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