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

                                   Sept    Dec.    Mar.    June    Sept   Sept   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept  
                                   2013    2013    2014    2014    2014   2013   2013   2014   2014   2014
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,746   5,897   5,621   6,134   5,813    5.1    5.2    4.9    5.4    5.0
 At expanding firms               4,826   4,988   4,738   5,240   4,949    4.3    4.4    4.1    4.6    4.3
 At opening firms                   920     909     883     894     864     .8     .8     .8     .8     .7

Gross job losses                  5,313   5,239   5,176   5,219   5,292    4.7    4.6    4.5    4.5    4.6
 At contracting firms             4,507   4,394   4,349   4,410   4,498    4.0    3.9    3.8    3.8    3.9
 At closing firms                   806     845     827     809     794     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               433     658     445     915     521     .4     .6     .4     .9     .4


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,050   3,028   3,044   3,160   3,002    9.4    9.4    9.4    9.7    9.2
 At expanding firms               2,168   2,158   2,196   2,305   2,183    6.7    6.7    6.8    7.1    6.7
 At opening firms                   882     870     848     855     819    2.7    2.7    2.6    2.6    2.5

Gross job losses                  2,847   2,898   2,808   2,838   2,831    8.8    9.0    8.6    8.7    8.6
 At contracting firms             2,074   2,089   2,015   2,065   2,074    6.4    6.5    6.2    6.3    6.3
 At closing firms                   773     809     793     773     757    2.4    2.5    2.4    2.4    2.3

Net employment change               203     130     236     322     171     .6     .4     .8    1.0     .6


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,014   1,034   1,026   1,129   1,057    4.9    4.9    4.9    5.4    5.0
 At expanding firms                 980   1,003     996   1,094   1,020    4.7    4.8    4.8    5.2    4.8
 At opening firms                    34      31      30      35      37     .2     .1     .1     .2     .2

Gross job losses                    959     930     875     902     958    4.6    4.4    4.1    4.3    4.5
 At contracting firms               931     899     845     874     928    4.5    4.3    4.0    4.2    4.4
 At closing firms                    28      31      30      28      30     .1     .1     .1     .1     .1

Net employment change                55     104     151     227      99     .3     .5     .8    1.1     .5


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,682   1,835   1,551   1,845   1,754    2.8    3.0    2.5    3.0    2.8
 At expanding firms               1,678   1,827   1,546   1,841   1,746    2.8    3.0    2.5    3.0    2.8
 At opening firms                     4       8       5       4       8     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,507   1,411   1,493   1,479   1,503    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.4    2.4
 At contracting firms             1,502   1,406   1,489   1,471   1,496    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.4    2.4
 At closing firms                     5       5       4       8       7     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               175     424      58     366     251     .3     .7     .1     .6     .4


(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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