Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, 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.  
                                   2012    2013    2013    2013    2013   2012   2013   2013   2013   2013
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,766   6,302   5,911   5,692   5,874    5.2    5.6    5.3    5.1    5.2
 At expanding firms               4,840   5,365   5,039   4,821   4,990    4.4    4.8    4.5    4.3    4.4
 At opening firms                   926     937     872     871     884     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,129   5,104   5,268   5,306   5,224    4.7    4.6    4.6    4.7    4.6
 At contracting firms             4,282   4,251   4,444   4,496   4,382    3.9    3.8    3.9    4.0    3.9
 At closing firms                   847     853     824     810     842     .8     .8     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               637   1,198     643     386     650     .5    1.0     .7     .4     .6


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,014   3,098   3,064   2,987   2,990    9.5    9.7    9.6    9.3    9.2
 At expanding firms               2,124   2,194   2,232   2,155   2,147    6.7    6.9    7.0    6.7    6.6
 At opening firms                   890     904     832     832     843    2.8    2.8    2.6    2.6    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,845   2,817   2,847   2,833   2,887    8.9    8.8    8.8    8.8    8.9
 At contracting firms             2,040   2,002   2,064   2,058   2,083    6.4    6.3    6.4    6.4    6.4
 At closing firms                   805     815     783     775     804    2.5    2.5    2.4    2.4    2.5

Net employment change               169     281     217     154     103     .6     .9     .8     .5     .3


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,012   1,021   1,079   1,014   1,032    5.0    4.9    5.3    4.9    4.9
 At expanding firms                 979     991   1,044     979   1,002    4.8    4.8    5.1    4.7    4.8
 At opening firms                    33      30      35      35      30     .2     .1     .2     .2     .1

Gross job losses                    922     865     936     960     928    4.6    4.3    4.6    4.6    4.5
 At contracting firms               888     833     905     929     896    4.4    4.1    4.4    4.5    4.3
 At closing firms                    34      32      31      31      32     .2     .2     .2     .1     .2

Net employment change                90     156     143      54     104     .4     .6     .7     .3     .4


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,740   2,183   1,768   1,691   1,852    3.0    3.7    2.9    2.8    3.0
 At expanding firms               1,737   2,180   1,763   1,687   1,841    3.0    3.7    2.9    2.8    3.0
 At opening firms                     3       3       5       4      11     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,362   1,422   1,485   1,513   1,409    2.3    2.4    2.5    2.5    2.3
 At contracting firms             1,354   1,416   1,475   1,509   1,403    2.3    2.4    2.5    2.5    2.3
 At closing firms                     8       6      10       4       6     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               378     761     283     178     443     .7    1.3     .4     .3     .7


(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower
    than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment,
    as some establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

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