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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

                                   Mar.     June     Sept.    Dec.     Mar.    Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.    Mar.
                                   2020     2020     2020     2020     2021    2020    2020    2020    2020    2021
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,078    5,709   10,868    8,821    8,154     5.6     4.8     9.5     7.4     6.8
 At expanding establishments      5,719    4,416    8,817    7,124    6,644     4.5     3.7     7.7     6.0     5.5
 At opening establishments        1,359    1,293    2,051    1,697    1,510     1.1     1.1     1.8     1.4     1.3
Gross job losses                  7,869   20,401    6,858    6,757    6,469     6.2    17.0     6.0     5.7     5.4
 At contracting establishments    6,365   17,475    5,483    5,403    5,340     5.0    14.6     4.8     4.6     4.5
 At closing establishments        1,504    2,926    1,375    1,354    1,129     1.2     2.4     1.2     1.1     0.9
Net employment change              -791  -14,692    4,010    2,064    1,685    -0.6   -12.2     3.5     1.7     1.4
 
Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,300    1,039    1,493    1,469    1,368     5.9     4.9     7.2     6.9     6.4
 At expanding establishments      1,102      850    1,248    1,251    1,160     5.0     4.0     6.0     5.9     5.4
 At opening establishments          198      189      245      218      208     0.9     0.9     1.2     1.0     1.0
Gross job losses                  1,317    2,576    1,370    1,172    1,181     5.9    11.9     6.6     5.6     5.5
 At contracting establishments    1,107    2,287    1,171      982    1,004     5.0    10.6     5.6     4.7     4.7
 At closing establishments          210      289      199      190      177     0.9     1.3     1.0     0.9     0.8
Net employment change               -17   -1,537      123      297      187     0.0    -7.0     0.6     1.3     0.9
 
Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     241      221      221      231      238    12.6    12.2    12.9    13.3    13.4
 At expanding establishments        209      192      185      200      209    10.9    10.6    10.8    11.5    11.8
 At opening establishments           32       29       36       31       29     1.7     1.6     2.1     1.8     1.6
Gross job losses                    255      370      239      229      233    13.3    20.3    13.9    13.2    13.2
 At contracting establishments      221      331      208      202      203    11.5    18.2    12.1    11.6    11.5
 At closing establishments           34       39       31       27       30     1.8     2.1     1.8     1.6     1.7
Net employment change               -14     -149      -18        2        5    -0.7    -8.1    -1.0     0.1     0.2
 
Construction

Gross job gains                     692      546      689      716      679     9.1     7.4     9.7     9.9     9.2
 At expanding establishments        562      425      535      577      545     7.4     5.8     7.5     8.0     7.4
 At opening establishments          130      121      154      139      134     1.7     1.6     2.2     1.9     1.8
Gross job losses                    637    1,046      662      565      581     8.4    14.2     9.3     7.8     7.8
 At contracting establishments      510      876      541      449      475     6.7    11.9     7.6     6.2     6.4
 At closing establishments          127      170      121      116      106     1.7     2.3     1.7     1.6     1.4
Net employment change                55     -500       27      151       98     0.7    -6.8     0.4     2.1     1.4
 
Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     367      272      583      522      451     2.9     2.2     4.9     4.3     3.7
 At expanding establishments        331      233      528      474      406     2.6     1.9     4.4     3.9     3.3
 At opening establishments           36       39       55       48       45     0.3     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.4
Gross job losses                    425    1,160      469      378      367     3.4     9.4     3.9     3.1     3.0
 At contracting establishments      376    1,080      422      331      326     3.0     8.8     3.5     2.7     2.7
 At closing establishments           49       80       47       47       41     0.4     0.6     0.4     0.4     0.3
Net employment change               -58     -888      114      144       84    -0.5    -7.2     1.0     1.2     0.7
 
Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   5,778    4,670    9,375    7,352    6,786     5.5     4.7     9.9     7.6     6.9
 At expanding establishments      4,617    3,566    7,569    5,873    5,484     4.4     3.6     8.0     6.1     5.6
 At opening establishments        1,161    1,104    1,806    1,479    1,302     1.1     1.1     1.9     1.5     1.3
Gross job losses                  6,552   17,825    5,488    5,585    5,288     6.2    18.1     5.8     5.8     5.4
 At contracting establishments    5,258   15,188    4,312    4,421    4,336     5.0    15.4     4.6     4.6     4.4
 At closing establishments        1,294    2,637    1,176    1,164      952     1.2     2.7     1.2     1.2     1.0
Net employment change              -774  -13,155    3,887    1,767    1,498    -0.7   -13.4     4.1     1.8     1.5
 
Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     254      204      322      302      265     4.3     3.6     5.8     5.5     4.7
 At expanding establishments        211      154      262      243      218     3.6     2.7     4.7     4.4     3.9
 At opening establishments           43       50       60       59       47     0.7     0.9     1.1     1.1     0.8
Gross job losses                    262      608      268      223      220     4.4    10.7     4.9     3.9     3.9
 At contracting establishments      202      525      208      170      173     3.4     9.2     3.8     3.0     3.1
 At closing establishments           60       83       60       53       47     1.0     1.5     1.1     0.9     0.8
Net employment change                -8     -404       54       79       45    -0.1    -7.1     0.9     1.6     0.8
 
Retail trade

Gross job gains                     915      916    1,536      936      923     5.9     6.1    10.5     6.2     6.1
 At expanding establishments        812      813    1,351      814      801     5.2     5.4     9.2     5.4     5.3
 At opening establishments          103      103      185      122      122     0.7     0.7     1.3     0.8     0.8
Gross job losses                    885    2,538      833      841      765     5.7    16.9     5.7     5.6     5.0
 At contracting establishments      759    2,264      722      711      667     4.9    15.1     4.9     4.7     4.4
 At closing establishments          126      274      111      130       98     0.8     1.8     0.8     0.9     0.6
Net employment change                30   -1,622      703       95      158     0.2   -10.8     4.8     0.6     1.1
 
Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     291      424      525      636      353     5.1     7.8     9.7    11.1     5.9
 At expanding establishments        250      377      454      521      303     4.4     6.9     8.4     9.1     5.1
 At opening establishments           41       47       71      115       50     0.7     0.9     1.3     2.0     0.8
Gross job losses                    417      836      313      276      417     7.3    15.2     5.8     4.8     7.1
 At contracting establishments      368      754      270      236      381     6.4    13.7     5.0     4.1     6.5
 At closing establishments           49       82       43       40       36     0.9     1.5     0.8     0.7     0.6
Net employment change              -126     -412      212      360      -64    -2.2    -7.4     3.9     6.3    -1.2
 
Utilities

Gross job gains                      10       10       14       13       10     1.8     1.9     2.6     2.4     1.9
 At expanding establishments          9        8       12       11        9     1.6     1.5     2.2     2.0     1.7
 At opening establishments            1        2        2        2        1     0.2     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.2
Gross job losses                     10       14       12       12       10     1.8     2.6     2.2     2.2     1.9
 At contracting establishments        9       13       10       10        9     1.6     2.4     1.8     1.8     1.7
 At closing establishments            1        1        2        2        1     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.4     0.2
Net employment change                 0       -4        2        1        0     0.0    -0.7     0.4     0.2     0.0
 
Information

Gross job gains                     153       99      207      175      181     5.3     3.6     7.8     6.6     6.6
 At expanding establishments        130       74      164      136      153     4.5     2.7     6.2     5.1     5.6
 At opening establishments           23       25       43       39       28     0.8     0.9     1.6     1.5     1.0
Gross job losses                    144      419      132      143      117     5.0    15.3     5.0     5.4     4.3
 At contracting establishments      114      357      102      109       93     4.0    13.0     3.9     4.1     3.4
 At closing establishments           30       62       30       34       24     1.0     2.3     1.1     1.3     0.9
Net employment change                 9     -320       75       32       64     0.3   -11.7     2.8     1.2     2.3
 
Financial activities

Gross job gains                     362      317      453      432      386     4.3     3.9     5.5     5.3     4.7
 At expanding establishments        288      230      352      321      302     3.4     2.8     4.3     3.9     3.7
 At opening establishments           74       87      101      111       84     0.9     1.1     1.2     1.4     1.0
Gross job losses                    369      638      375      371      339     4.4     7.7     4.7     4.5     4.1
 At contracting establishments      279      527      273      279      255     3.3     6.4     3.4     3.4     3.1
 At closing establishments           90      111      102       92       84     1.1     1.3     1.3     1.1     1.0
Net employment change                -7     -321       78       61       47    -0.1    -3.8     0.8     0.8     0.6
 
Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,304    1,149    1,827    1,855    1,467     6.1     5.7     9.2     9.0     7.1
 At expanding establishments      1,052      850    1,467    1,500    1,180     4.9     4.2     7.4     7.3     5.7
 At opening establishments          252      299      360      355      287     1.2     1.5     1.8     1.7     1.4
Gross job losses                  1,402    2,966    1,349    1,195    1,245     6.6    14.5     6.8     5.8     6.0
 At contracting establishments    1,119    2,576    1,046      908    1,000     5.3    12.6     5.3     4.4     4.8
 At closing establishments          283      390      303      287      245     1.3     1.9     1.5     1.4     1.2
Net employment change               -98   -1,817      478      660      222    -0.5    -8.8     2.4     3.2     1.1
 
Education and health services

Gross job gains                   1,039      667    1,374    1,172    1,049     4.4     2.9     6.3     5.2     4.7
 At expanding establishments        775      481    1,116      944      855     3.3     2.1     5.1     4.2     3.8
 At opening establishments          264      186      258      228      194     1.1     0.8     1.2     1.0     0.9
Gross job losses                  1,000    2,406      902      892      912     4.2    10.7     4.1     4.0     4.0
 At contracting establishments      781    2,073      710      697      744     3.3     9.2     3.2     3.1     3.3
 At closing establishments          219      333      192      195      168     0.9     1.5     0.9     0.9     0.7
Net employment change                39   -1,739      472      280      137     0.2    -7.8     2.2     1.2     0.7
 
Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,124      656    2,535    1,447    1,723     6.9     4.8    21.3    11.6    13.3
 At expanding establishments        866      449    2,035    1,139    1,408     5.3     3.3    17.1     9.1    10.9
 At opening establishments          258      207      500      308      315     1.6     1.5     4.2     2.5     2.4
Gross job losses                  1,695    6,331    1,024    1,329      983    10.3    46.0     8.6    10.6     7.7
 At contracting establishments    1,368    5,323      778    1,087      809     8.3    38.7     6.5     8.7     6.3
 At closing establishments          327    1,008      246      242      174     2.0     7.3     2.1     1.9     1.4
Net employment change              -571   -5,675    1,511      118      740    -3.4   -41.2    12.7     1.0     5.6
 
Other services

Gross job gains                     286      192      533      327      322     6.7     4.9    14.9     8.8     8.5
 At expanding establishments        218      125      348      235      239     5.1     3.2     9.7     6.3     6.3
 At opening establishments           68       67      185       92       83     1.6     1.7     5.2     2.5     2.2
Gross job losses                    344    1,038      262      283      256     8.1    27.0     7.3     7.6     6.8
 At contracting establishments      254      768      188      208      197     6.0    20.0     5.2     5.6     5.2
 At closing establishments           90      270       74       75       59     2.1     7.0     2.1     2.0     1.6
Net employment change               -58     -846      271       44       66    -1.4   -22.1     7.6     1.2     1.7
 
(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately.

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Last Modified Date: October 27, 2021