Large firms gain 133,000 jobs during 3rd quarter of 2012

May 08, 2013

Private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, March 2002-September 2012, seasonally adjusted
3 months endedGross job gains, firm size 1-49 employeesGross job losses, firm size 1-49 employeesGross job gains, firm size 50-249 employeesGross job losses, firm size 50-249 employeesGross job gains, firm size 250 or moreGross job losses, firm size 250 or more

Mar 2002

3,402,000-3,348,0001,194,000-1,246,0002,006,000-1,938,000

Jun 2002

3,379,000-3,310,0001,191,000-1,198,0001,846,000-1,969,000

Sep 2002

3,335,000-3,315,0001,144,000-1,190,0001,711,000-1,861,000

Dec 2002

3,299,000-3,302,0001,106,000-1,179,0001,709,000-1,880,000

Mar 2003

3,257,000-3,392,0001,127,000-1,183,0001,728,000-1,863,000

Jun 2003

3,346,000-3,234,0001,133,000-1,159,0001,629,000-1,852,000

Sep 2003

3,327,000-3,207,0001,127,000-1,106,0001,708,000-1,656,000

Dec 2003

3,340,000-3,194,0001,128,000-1,096,0001,750,000-1,618,000

Mar 2004

3,392,000-3,239,0001,194,000-1,057,0001,720,000-1,580,000

Jun 2004

3,387,000-3,218,0001,196,000-1,055,0001,888,000-1,577,000

Sep 2004

3,379,000-3,291,0001,175,000-1,087,0001,689,000-1,668,000

Dec 2004

3,480,000-3,206,0001,172,000-1,071,0001,842,000-1,458,000

Mar 2005

3,416,000-3,350,0001,161,000-1,064,0001,743,000-1,538,000

Jun 2005

3,476,000-3,233,0001,198,000-1,052,0001,761,000-1,580,000

Sep 2005

3,510,000-3,292,0001,195,000-1,110,0001,967,000-1,569,000

Dec 2005

3,462,000-3,293,0001,140,000-1,095,0001,804,000-1,512,000

Mar 2006

3,547,000-3,213,0001,213,000-991,0001,673,000-1,441,000

Jun 2006

3,434,000-3,317,0001,190,000-1,080,0001,725,000-1,577,000

Sep 2006

3,329,000-3,343,0001,127,000-1,100,0001,647,000-1,617,000

Dec 2006

3,393,000-3,276,0001,147,000-1,073,0001,835,000-1,579,000

Mar 2007

3,451,000-3,262,0001,153,000-1,054,0001,696,000-1,518,000

Jun 2007

3,337,000-3,368,0001,180,000-1,072,0001,739,000-1,642,000

Sep 2007

3,252,000-3,384,0001,073,000-1,126,0001,566,000-1,650,000

Dec 2007

3,315,000-3,307,0001,140,000-1,077,0001,799,000-1,572,000

Mar 2008

3,238,000-3,376,0001,073,000-1,084,0001,496,000-1,624,000

Jun 2008

3,179,000-3,466,0001,098,000-1,135,0001,584,000-1,807,000

Sep 2008

3,039,000-3,398,0001,013,000-1,173,0001,431,000-1,947,000

Dec 2008

2,907,000-3,600,000946,000-1,316,0001,488,000-2,275,000

Mar 2009

2,724,000-3,691,000806,000-1,417,0001,052,000-2,117,000

Jun 2009

2,949,000-3,424,000956,000-1,231,0001,269,000-2,285,000

Sep 2009

2,814,000-3,202,000927,000-1,054,0001,378,000-1,842,000

Dec 2009

2,937,000-3,098,000963,000-1,005,0001,508,000-1,582,000

Mar 2010

2,863,000-3,048,000909,000-910,0001,322,000-1,367,000

Jun 2010

3,094,000-2,861,0001,079,000-868,0001,645,000-1,400,000

Sep 2010

2,933,000-2,922,000992,000-921,0001,553,000-1,478,000

Dec 2010

3,045,000-2,959,0001,035,000-936,0001,709,000-1,360,000

Mar 2011

2,979,000-2,871,000964,000-842,0001,396,000-1,297,000

Jun 2011

3,078,000-2,883,0001,072,000-894,0001,615,000-1,438,000

Sep 2011

3,116,000-2,869,0001,058,000-906,0001,754,000-1,360,000

Dec 2011

2,967,000-2,928,000985,000-939,0001,663,000-1,416,000

Mar 2012

3,119,000-2,757,0001,046,000-830,0001,583,000-1,331,000

Jun 2012

3,004,000-2,846,0001,080,000-919,0001,713,000-1,460,000

Sep 2012

2,893,000-2,896,000999,000-961,0001,624,000-1,491,000

By firm, there were 5.5 million gross job gains and 5.3 million gross losses from June 2012 to September 2012. The difference between the number of gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 168,000 jobs in the private sector during the third quarter of 2012. Gross job gains decreased and gross job losses increased in all three major firm size classes in the three months ended in September.

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Private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, March 2002–September 2012, seasonally adjusted
3 months endedTotal privateFirm size 1–49 employeesFirm size 50–249 employeesFirm size 250 or more employees
Total net changeTotal gross job gainsTotal gross job lossesNet changeGross job gainsGross job lossesNet changeGross job gainsGross job lossesNet changeGross job gainsGross job losses

Mar 2002

70,0006,602,0006,532,00054,0003,402,0003,348,000-52,0001,194,0001,246,00068,0002,006,0001,938,000

Jun 2002

-61,0006,416,0006,477,00069,0003,379,0003,310,000-7,0001,191,0001,198,000-123,0001,846,0001,969,000

Sep 2002

-176,0006,190,0006,366,00020,0003,335,0003,315,000-46,0001,144,0001,190,000-150,0001,711,0001,861,000

Dec 2002

-247,0006,114,0006,361,000-3,0003,299,0003,302,000-73,0001,106,0001,179,000-171,0001,709,0001,880,000

Mar 2003

-326,0006,112,0006,438,000-135,0003,257,0003,392,000-56,0001,127,0001,183,000-135,0001,728,0001,863,000

Jun 2003

-137,0006,108,0006,245,000112,0003,346,0003,234,000-26,0001,133,0001,159,000-223,0001,629,0001,852,000

Sep 2003

193,0006,162,0005,969,000120,0003,327,0003,207,00021,0001,127,0001,106,00052,0001,708,0001,656,000

Dec 2003

310,0006,218,0005,908,000146,0003,340,0003,194,00032,0001,128,0001,096,000132,0001,750,0001,618,000

Mar 2004

430,0006,306,0005,876,000153,0003,392,0003,239,000137,0001,194,0001,057,000140,0001,720,0001,580,000

Jun 2004

621,0006,471,0005,850,000169,0003,387,0003,218,000141,0001,196,0001,055,000311,0001,888,0001,577,000

Sep 2004

197,0006,243,0006,046,00088,0003,379,0003,291,00088,0001,175,0001,087,00021,0001,689,0001,668,000

Dec 2004

759,0006,494,0005,735,000274,0003,480,0003,206,000101,0001,172,0001,071,000384,0001,842,0001,458,000

Mar 2005

368,0006,320,0005,952,00066,0003,416,0003,350,00097,0001,161,0001,064,000205,0001,743,0001,538,000

Jun 2005

570,0006,435,0005,865,000243,0003,476,0003,233,000146,0001,198,0001,052,000181,0001,761,0001,580,000

Sep 2005

701,0006,672,0005,971,000218,0003,510,0003,292,00085,0001,195,0001,110,000398,0001,967,0001,569,000

Dec 2005

506,0006,406,0005,900,000169,0003,462,0003,293,00045,0001,140,0001,095,000292,0001,804,0001,512,000

Mar 2006

788,0006,433,0005,645,000334,0003,547,0003,213,000222,0001,213,000991,000232,0001,673,0001,441,000

Jun 2006

375,0006,349,0005,974,000117,0003,434,0003,317,000110,0001,190,0001,080,000148,0001,725,0001,577,000

Sep 2006

43,0006,103,0006,060,000-14,0003,329,0003,343,00027,0001,127,0001,100,00030,0001,647,0001,617,000

Dec 2006

447,0006,375,0005,928,000117,0003,393,0003,276,00074,0001,147,0001,073,000256,0001,835,0001,579,000

Mar 2007

466,0006,300,0005,834,000189,0003,451,0003,262,00099,0001,153,0001,054,000178,0001,696,0001,518,000

Jun 2007

174,0006,256,0006,082,000-31,0003,337,0003,368,000108,0001,180,0001,072,00097,0001,739,0001,642,000

Sep 2007

-269,0005,891,0006,160,000-132,0003,252,0003,384,000-53,0001,073,0001,126,000-84,0001,566,0001,650,000

Dec 2007

298,0006,254,0005,956,0008,0003,315,0003,307,00063,0001,140,0001,077,000227,0001,799,0001,572,000

Mar 2008

-277,0005,807,0006,084,000-138,0003,238,0003,376,000-11,0001,073,0001,084,000-128,0001,496,0001,624,000

Jun 2008

-547,0005,861,0006,408,000-287,0003,179,0003,466,000-37,0001,098,0001,135,000-223,0001,584,0001,807,000

Sep 2008

-1,035,0005,483,0006,518,000-359,0003,039,0003,398,000-160,0001,013,0001,173,000-516,0001,431,0001,947,000

Dec 2008

-1,850,0005,341,0007,191,000-693,0002,907,0003,600,000-370,000946,0001,316,000-787,0001,488,0002,275,000

Mar 2009

-2,643,0004,582,0007,225,000-967,0002,724,0003,691,000-611,000806,0001,417,000-1,065,0001,052,0002,117,000

Jun 2009

-1,766,0005,174,0006,940,000-475,0002,949,0003,424,000-275,000956,0001,231,000-1,016,0001,269,0002,285,000

Sep 2009

-979,0005,119,0006,098,000-388,0002,814,0003,202,000-127,000927,0001,054,000-464,0001,378,0001,842,000

Dec 2009

-277,0005,408,0005,685,000-161,0002,937,0003,098,000-42,000963,0001,005,000-74,0001,508,0001,582,000

Mar 2010

-231,0005,094,0005,325,000-185,0002,863,0003,048,000-1,000909,000910,000-45,0001,322,0001,367,000

Jun 2010

689,0005,818,0005,129,000233,0003,094,0002,861,000211,0001,079,000868,000245,0001,645,0001,400,000

Sep 2010

157,0005,478,0005,321,00011,0002,933,0002,922,00071,000992,000921,00075,0001,553,0001,478,000

Dec 2010

534,0005,789,0005,255,00086,0003,045,0002,959,00099,0001,035,000936,000349,0001,709,0001,360,000

Mar 2011

329,0005,339,0005,010,000108,0002,979,0002,871,000122,000964,000842,00099,0001,396,0001,297,000

Jun 2011

550,0005,765,0005,215,000195,0003,078,0002,883,000178,0001,072,000894,000177,0001,615,0001,438,000

Sep 2011

793,0005,928,0005,135,000247,0003,116,0002,869,000152,0001,058,000906,000394,0001,754,0001,360,000

Dec 2011

332,0005,615,0005,283,00039,0002,967,0002,928,00046,000985,000939,000247,0001,663,0001,416,000

Mar 2012

830,0005,748,0004,918,000362,0003,119,0002,757,000216,0001,046,000830,000252,0001,583,0001,331,000

Jun 2012

572,0005,797,0005,225,000158,0003,004,0002,846,000161,0001,080,000919,000253,0001,713,0001,460,000

Sep 2012

168,0005,516,0005,348,000-3,0002,893,0002,896,00038,000999,000961,000133,0001,624,0001,491,000

In comparison, during the previous quarter (the three months ending in June 2012), there were 5.8 million job gains and 5.2 million job losses, resulting in a net change in employment of 572,000.

During the third quarter of 2012, only the smallest size class (firms with 1–49 employees) experienced a net job loss; gross job losses in this size class (2,896,000) exceeded gross job gains (2,893,000), resulting in a net loss of 3,000 jobs.

Among firms with 50–249 employees, there were 999,000 job gains during the third quarter of 2012 and 961,000 job losses, resulting in a net gain of 38,000 jobs.

The largest size class (firms with 250 or more employees) experienced a net employment gain of 133,000 jobs (the result of 1,624,000 job gains and 1,491,000 job losses), accounting for 79 percent of the total net change in employment for the third quarter of 2012.

These data are from the Business Employment Dynamics program. To learn more, see "Business Employment Dynamics – Third Quarter 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑0782. Net change totals for firm-level data differ from the establishment-level data featured in the first page of the news release due to independent seasonal adjustment of the data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Large firms gain 133,000 jobs during 3rd quarter of 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130508.htm (visited April 25, 2014).

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