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  
                                   2012    2012    2013    2013    2013   2012   2012   2013   2013   2013
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,565   5,766   6,302   5,911   5,692    5.0    5.2    5.6    5.3    5.1
 At expanding firms               4,670   4,840   5,365   5,039   4,821    4.2    4.4    4.8    4.5    4.3
 At opening firms                   895     926     937     872     871     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,352   5,129   5,104   5,268   5,306    4.9    4.7    4.6    4.6    4.7
 At contracting firms             4,515   4,282   4,251   4,444   4,496    4.1    3.9    3.8    3.9    4.0
 At closing firms                   837     847     853     824     810     .8     .8     .8     .7     .7

Net employment change               213     637   1,198     643     386     .1     .5    1.0     .7     .4


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   2,950   3,014   3,098   3,064   2,987    9.3    9.5    9.7    9.6    9.3
 At expanding firms               2,099   2,124   2,194   2,232   2,155    6.6    6.7    6.9    7.0    6.7
 At opening firms                   851     890     904     832     832    2.7    2.8    2.8    2.6    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,901   2,845   2,817   2,847   2,833    9.1    8.9    8.8    8.8    8.8
 At contracting firms             2,100   2,040   2,002   2,064   2,058    6.6    6.4    6.3    6.4    6.4
 At closing firms                   801     805     815     783     775    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.4    2.4

Net employment change                49     169     281     217     154     .2     .6     .9     .8     .5


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,002   1,012   1,021   1,079   1,014    5.0    5.0    4.9    5.3    4.9
 At expanding firms                 966     979     991   1,044     979    4.8    4.8    4.8    5.1    4.7
 At opening firms                    36      33      30      35      35     .2     .2     .1     .2     .2

Gross job losses                    958     922     865     936     960    4.7    4.6    4.3    4.6    4.6
 At contracting firms               929     888     833     905     929    4.6    4.4    4.1    4.4    4.5
 At closing firms                    29      34      32      31      31     .1     .2     .2     .2     .1

Net employment change                44      90     156     143      54     .3     .4     .6     .7     .3


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,613   1,740   2,183   1,768   1,691    2.8    3.0    3.7    2.9    2.8
 At expanding firms               1,605   1,737   2,180   1,763   1,687    2.8    3.0    3.7    2.9    2.8
 At opening firms                     8       3       3       5       4     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,493   1,362   1,422   1,485   1,513    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.5    2.5
 At contracting firms             1,486   1,354   1,416   1,475   1,509    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.5    2.5
 At closing firms                     7       8       6      10       4     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               120     378     761     283     178     .3     .7    1.3     .4     .3


(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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