Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, 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. 
                                   2016    2016    2017    2017    2017   2016   2016   2017   2017   2017
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,689   7,455   7,328   7,604   7,256    6.4    6.2    6.0    6.2    6.0
 At expanding establishments      6,232   6,040   6,019   6,246   5,935    5.2    5.0    4.9    5.1    4.9
 At opening establishments        1,457   1,415   1,309   1,358   1,321    1.2    1.2    1.1    1.1    1.1
Gross job losses                  7,008   7,065   6,674   7,128   7,396    5.8    5.9    5.4    5.8    6.1
 At contracting establishments    5,760   5,760   5,521   5,879   6,082    4.8    4.8    4.5    4.8    5.0
 At closing establishments        1,248   1,305   1,153   1,249   1,314    1.0    1.1    0.9    1.0    1.1
Net employment change               681     390     654     476    -140    0.6    0.3    0.6    0.4   -0.1

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,313   1,319   1,394   1,394   1,257    6.3    6.3    6.6    6.6    5.9
 At expanding establishments      1,107   1,126   1,206   1,207   1,079    5.3    5.4    5.7    5.7    5.1
 At opening establishments          206     193     188     187     178    1.0    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.8
Gross job losses                  1,308   1,297   1,191   1,277   1,326    6.3    6.2    5.7    6.0    6.3
 At contracting establishments    1,113   1,101   1,009   1,081   1,121    5.4    5.3    4.8    5.1    5.3
 At closing establishments          195     196     182     196     205    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.9    1.0
Net employment change                 5      22     203     117     -69    0.0    0.1    0.9    0.6   -0.4

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     248     252     287     270     251   13.4   13.6   15.3   14.3   13.4
 At expanding establishments        216     220     253     238     219   11.7   11.9   13.5   12.6   11.7
 At opening establishments           32      32      34      32      32    1.7    1.7    1.8    1.7    1.7
Gross job losses                    257     269     232     258     240   13.9   14.6   12.4   13.7   12.8
 At contracting establishments      225     238     199     221     210   12.2   12.9   10.6   11.7   11.2
 At closing establishments           32      31      33      37      30    1.7    1.7    1.8    2.0    1.6
Net employment change                -9     -17      55      12      11   -0.5   -1.0    2.9    0.6    0.6

Construction

Gross job gains                     665     654     707     680     613   10.0    9.7   10.3    9.8    8.9
 At expanding establishments        532     533     584     562     501    8.0    7.9    8.5    8.1    7.3
 At opening establishments          133     121     123     118     112    2.0    1.8    1.8    1.7    1.6
Gross job losses                    622     635     582     634     662    9.3    9.5    8.5    9.1    9.6
 At contracting establishments      507     515     474     521     537    7.6    7.7    6.9    7.5    7.8
 At closing establishments          115     120     108     113     125    1.7    1.8    1.6    1.6    1.8
Net employment change                43      19     125      46     -49    0.7    0.2    1.8    0.7   -0.7

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     400     413     400     444     393    3.2    3.3    3.3    3.6    3.2
 At expanding establishments        359     373     369     407     359    2.9    3.0    3.0    3.3    2.9
 At opening establishments           41      40      31      37      34    0.3    0.3    0.3    0.3    0.3
Gross job losses                    429     393     377     385     424    3.5    3.2    3.0    3.1    3.4
 At contracting establishments      381     348     336     339     374    3.1    2.8    2.7    2.7    3.0
 At closing establishments           48      45      41      46      50    0.4    0.4    0.3    0.4    0.4
Net employment change               -29      20      23      59     -31   -0.3    0.1    0.3    0.5   -0.2

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,376   6,136   5,934   6,210   5,999    6.4    6.1    5.9    6.2    5.9
 At expanding establishments      5,125   4,914   4,813   5,039   4,856    5.1    4.9    4.8    5.0    4.8
 At opening establishments        1,251   1,222   1,121   1,171   1,143    1.3    1.2    1.1    1.2    1.1
Gross job losses                  5,700   5,768   5,483   5,851   6,070    5.8    5.8    5.5    5.8    6.0
 At contracting establishments    4,647   4,659   4,512   4,798   4,961    4.7    4.7    4.5    4.8    4.9
 At closing establishments        1,053   1,109     971   1,053   1,109    1.1    1.1    1.0    1.0    1.1
Net employment change               676     368     451     359     -71    0.6    0.3    0.4    0.4   -0.1

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     277     272     263     282     265    4.8    4.6    4.4    4.8    4.5
 At expanding establishments        226     225     220     236     223    3.9    3.8    3.7    4.0    3.8
 At opening establishments           51      47      43      46      42    0.9    0.8    0.7    0.8    0.7
Gross job losses                    262     256     249     246     268    4.5    4.3    4.2    4.2    4.5
 At contracting establishments      209     201     196     194     213    3.6    3.4    3.3    3.3    3.6
 At closing establishments           53      55      53      52      55    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.9
Net employment change                15      16      14      36      -3    0.3    0.3    0.2    0.6    0.0

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     957     895     927     920     875    6.0    5.6    5.9    5.8    5.5
 At expanding establishments        817     777     805     797     754    5.1    4.9    5.1    5.0    4.7
 At opening establishments          140     118     122     123     121    0.9    0.7    0.8    0.8    0.8
Gross job losses                    960     923     881     924     977    6.1    5.9    5.6    5.8    6.1
 At contracting establishments      836     803     775     799     849    5.3    5.1    4.9    5.0    5.3
 At closing establishments          124     120     106     125     128    0.8    0.8    0.7    0.8    0.8
Net employment change                -3     -28      46      -4    -102   -0.1   -0.3    0.3    0.0   -0.6

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     290     383     245     266     305    6.0    7.8    5.0    5.4    6.2
 At expanding establishments        250     339     215     231     266    5.2    6.9    4.4    4.7    5.4
 At opening establishments           40      44      30      35      39    0.8    0.9    0.6    0.7    0.8
Gross job losses                    229     232     323     253     232    4.8    4.8    6.6    5.2    4.6
 At contracting establishments      190     194     290     216     195    4.0    4.0    5.9    4.4    3.9
 At closing establishments           39      38      33      37      37    0.8    0.8    0.7    0.8    0.7
Net employment change                61     151     -78      13      73    1.2    3.0   -1.6    0.2    1.6

Utilities

Gross job gains                      11      12      11      12      11    2.0    2.2    2.0    2.2    2.0
 At expanding establishments         10      10      10      11      10    1.8    1.8    1.8    2.0    1.8
 At opening establishments            1       2       1       1       1    0.2    0.4    0.2    0.2    0.2
Gross job losses                     14      13      10      13      13    2.6    2.4    1.8    2.4    2.4
 At contracting establishments       12      11       9      12      12    2.2    2.0    1.6    2.2    2.2
 At closing establishments            2       2       1       1       1    0.4    0.4    0.2    0.2    0.2
Net employment change                -3      -1       1      -1      -2   -0.6   -0.2    0.2   -0.2   -0.4

Information

Gross job gains                     153     142     142     157     151    5.4    5.1    5.1    5.6    5.4
 At expanding establishments        124     115     120     132     125    4.4    4.1    4.3    4.7    4.5
 At opening establishments           29      27      22      25      26    1.0    1.0    0.8    0.9    0.9
Gross job losses                    152     150     139     191     153    5.4    5.3    4.9    6.8    5.5
 At contracting establishments      126     121     116     166     129    4.5    4.3    4.1    5.9    4.6
 At closing establishments           26      29      23      25      24    0.9    1.0    0.8    0.9    0.9
Net employment change                 1      -8       3     -34      -2    0.0   -0.2    0.2   -1.2   -0.1

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     391     382     353     390     370    4.9    4.8    4.4    4.8    4.6
 At expanding establishments        311     298     289     315     298    3.9    3.7    3.6    3.9    3.7
 At opening establishments           80      84      64      75      72    1.0    1.1    0.8    0.9    0.9
Gross job losses                    350     356     336     343     362    4.4    4.4    4.2    4.2    4.5
 At contracting establishments      276     274     262     267     283    3.5    3.4    3.3    3.3    3.5
 At closing establishments           74      82      74      76      79    0.9    1.0    0.9    0.9    1.0
Net employment change                41      26      17      47       8    0.5    0.4    0.2    0.6    0.1

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,474   1,395   1,285   1,437   1,363    7.4    7.0    6.3    7.0    6.7
 At expanding establishments      1,199   1,121   1,058   1,185   1,120    6.0    5.6    5.2    5.8    5.5
 At opening establishments          275     274     227     252     243    1.4    1.4    1.1    1.2    1.2
Gross job losses                  1,282   1,359   1,265   1,331   1,390    6.4    6.7    6.3    6.6    6.8
 At contracting establishments    1,022   1,075   1,026   1,074   1,117    5.1    5.3    5.1    5.3    5.5
 At closing establishments          260     284     239     257     273    1.3    1.4    1.2    1.3    1.3
Net employment change               192      36      20     106     -27    1.0    0.3    0.0    0.4   -0.1

Education and health services

Gross job gains                   1,044     966     948     983     981    4.8    4.4    4.3    4.5    4.5
 At expanding establishments        872     774     786     812     814    4.0    3.5    3.6    3.7    3.7
 At opening establishments          172     192     162     171     167    0.8    0.9    0.7    0.8    0.8
Gross job losses                    824     905     813     901     903    3.8    4.1    3.7    4.1    4.1
 At contracting establishments      656     709     656     729     724    3.0    3.2    3.0    3.3    3.3
 At closing establishments          168     196     157     172     179    0.8    0.9    0.7    0.8    0.8
Net employment change               220      61     135      82      78    1.0    0.3    0.6    0.4    0.4

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,350   1,308   1,321   1,333   1,277    8.7    8.4    8.4    8.4    8.0
 At expanding establishments      1,056   1,016   1,054   1,054   1,003    6.8    6.5    6.7    6.6    6.3
 At opening establishments          294     292     267     279     274    1.9    1.9    1.7    1.8    1.7
Gross job losses                  1,304   1,240   1,149   1,324   1,424    8.4    8.0    7.2    8.3    9.0
 At contracting establishments    1,086   1,027     955   1,106   1,187    7.0    6.6    6.0    6.9    7.5
 At closing establishments          218     213     194     218     237    1.4    1.4    1.2    1.4    1.5
Net employment change                46      68     172       9    -147    0.3    0.4    1.2    0.1   -1.0

Other services

Gross job gains                     309     281     286     306     278    7.6    6.8    6.9    7.4    6.7
 At expanding establishments        241     219     228     243     220    5.9    5.3    5.5    5.9    5.3
 At opening establishments           68      62      58      63      58    1.7    1.5    1.4    1.5    1.4
Gross job losses                    286     293     272     281     304    7.0    7.1    6.6    6.8    7.3
 At contracting establishments      222     231     212     220     238    5.4    5.6    5.1    5.3    5.7
 At closing establishments           64      62      60      61      66    1.6    1.5    1.5    1.5    1.6
Net employment change                23     -12      14      25     -26    0.6   -0.3    0.3    0.6   -0.6

(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately





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