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

                                   June    Sept    Dec.    Mar.    June   June   Sept   Dec.   Mar.   June  
                                   2012    2012    2012    2013    2013   2012   2012   2012   2013   2013
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,825   5,565   5,766   6,302   5,911    5.3    5.0    5.2    5.6    5.3
 At expanding firms               4,925   4,670   4,840   5,365   5,039    4.5    4.2    4.4    4.8    4.5
 At opening firms                   900     895     926     937     872     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,221   5,352   5,129   5,104   5,268    4.8    4.9    4.7    4.6    4.6
 At contracting firms             4,393   4,515   4,282   4,251   4,444    4.0    4.1    3.9    3.8    3.9
 At closing firms                   828     837     847     853     824     .8     .8     .8     .8     .7

Net employment change               604     213     637   1,198     643     .5     .1     .5    1.0     .7


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,042   2,950   3,014   3,098   3,064    9.6    9.3    9.5    9.7    9.6
 At expanding firms               2,185   2,099   2,124   2,194   2,232    6.9    6.6    6.7    6.9    7.0
 At opening firms                   857     851     890     904     832    2.7    2.7    2.8    2.8    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,864   2,901   2,845   2,817   2,847    9.0    9.1    8.9    8.8    8.8
 At contracting firms             2,070   2,100   2,040   2,002   2,064    6.5    6.6    6.4    6.3    6.4
 At closing firms                   794     801     805     815     783    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.4

Net employment change               178      49     169     281     217     .6     .2     .6     .9     .8


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,082   1,002   1,012   1,021   1,079    5.3    5.0    5.0    4.9    5.3
 At expanding firms               1,046     966     979     991   1,044    5.1    4.8    4.8    4.8    5.1
 At opening firms                    36      36      33      30      35     .2     .2     .2     .1     .2

Gross job losses                    915     958     922     865     936    4.5    4.7    4.6    4.3    4.6
 At contracting firms               887     929     888     833     905    4.4    4.6    4.4    4.1    4.4
 At closing firms                    28      29      34      32      31     .1     .1     .2     .2     .2

Net employment change               167      44      90     156     143     .8     .3     .4     .6     .7


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,701   1,613   1,740   2,183   1,768    2.9    2.8    3.0    3.7    2.9
 At expanding firms               1,694   1,605   1,737   2,180   1,763    2.9    2.8    3.0    3.7    2.9
 At opening firms                     7       8       3       3       5     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,442   1,493   1,362   1,422   1,485    2.5    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.5
 At contracting firms             1,436   1,486   1,354   1,416   1,475    2.5    2.5    2.3    2.4    2.5
 At closing firms                     6       7       8       6      10     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               259     120     378     761     283     .4     .3     .7    1.3     .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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