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.
                                   2017     2017     2017     2017     2018    2017    2017    2017    2017    2018
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,423    7,624    7,311    7,826    7,406     6.1     6.2     6.0     6.4     6.0
 At expanding establishments      6,088    6,255    5,959    6,383    6,071     5.0     5.1     4.9     5.2     4.9
 At opening establishments        1,335    1,369    1,352    1,443    1,335     1.1     1.1     1.1     1.2     1.1
Gross job losses                  6,765    7,161    7,404    6,847    6,666     5.6     5.8     6.1     5.6     5.4
 At contracting establishments    5,582    5,889    6,106    5,547    5,526     4.6     4.8     5.0     4.5     4.5
 At closing establishments        1,183    1,272    1,298    1,300    1,140     1.0     1.0     1.1     1.1      .9
Net employment change               658      463      -93      979      740      .5      .4     -.1      .8      .6
 
Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,414    1,400    1,271    1,435    1,390     6.7     6.6     6.0     6.8     6.4
 At expanding establishments      1,214    1,205    1,083    1,226    1,200     5.8     5.7     5.1     5.8     5.5
 At opening establishments          200      195      188      209      190      .9      .9      .9     1.0      .9
Gross job losses                  1,209    1,295    1,331    1,233    1,174     5.7     6.0     6.3     5.8     5.4
 At contracting establishments    1,020    1,094    1,129    1,039      997     4.8     5.1     5.3     4.9     4.6
 At closing establishments          189      201      202      194      177      .9      .9     1.0      .9      .8
Net employment change               205      105      -60      202      216     1.0      .6     -.3     1.0     1.0
 
Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     290      270      253      256      254    15.5    14.4    13.6    13.5    13.2
 At expanding establishments        254      237      220      223      224    13.6    12.6    11.8    11.8    11.6
 At opening establishments           36       33       33       33       30     1.9     1.8     1.8     1.7     1.6
Gross job losses                    238      263      243      258      236    12.7    14.0    13.0    13.6    12.3
 At contracting establishments      203      225      212      227      206    10.8    12.0    11.3    12.0    10.7
 At closing establishments           35       38       31       31       30     1.9     2.0     1.7     1.6     1.6
Net employment change                52        7       10       -2       18     2.8      .4      .6     -.1     0.9
 
Construction

Gross job gains                     717      686      622      719      716    10.4     9.9     9.0    10.4    10.0
 At expanding establishments        587      563      504      582      590     8.5     8.1     7.3     8.4     8.2
 At opening establishments          130      123      118      137      126     1.9     1.8     1.7     2.0     1.8
Gross job losses                    589      641      663      608      584     8.6     9.3     9.6     8.8     8.1
 At contracting establishments      479      525      541      491      476     7.0     7.6     7.8     7.1     6.6
 At closing establishments          110      116      122      117      108     1.6     1.7     1.8     1.7     1.5
Net employment change               128       45      -41      111      132     1.8      .6     -.6     1.6     1.9
 
Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     407      444      396      460      420     3.3     3.6     3.2     3.7     3.4
 At expanding establishments        373      405      359      421      386     3.0     3.3     2.9     3.4     3.1
 At opening establishments           34       39       37       39       34      .3      .3      .3      .3      .3
Gross job losses                    382      391      425      367      354     3.1     3.2     3.4     3.0     2.8
 At contracting establishments      338      344      376      321      315     2.7     2.8     3.0     2.6     2.5
 At closing establishments           44       47       49       46       39      .4      .4      .4      .4      .3
Net employment change                25       53      -29       93       66      .2      .4     -.2      .7      .6
 
Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,009    6,224    6,040    6,391    6,016     6.0     6.2     6.0     6.3     5.9
 At expanding establishments      4,874    5,050    4,876    5,157    4,871     4.9     5.0     4.8     5.1     4.8
 At opening establishments        1,135    1,174    1,164    1,234    1,145     1.1     1.2     1.2     1.2     1.1
Gross job losses                  5,556    5,866    6,073    5,614    5,492     5.5     5.9     6.0     5.5     5.3
 At contracting establishments    4,562    4,795    4,977    4,508    4,529     4.5     4.8     4.9     4.4     4.4
 At closing establishments          994    1,071    1,096    1,106      963     1.0     1.1     1.1     1.1      .9
Net employment change               453      358      -33      777      524      .5      .3      .0      .8      .6
 
Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     268      284      270      280      263     4.6     4.8     4.6     4.7     4.5
 At expanding establishments        222      236      225      233      220     3.8     4.0     3.8     3.9     3.8
 At opening establishments           46       48       45       47       43      .8      .8      .8      .8      .7
Gross job losses                    250      248      267      249      243     4.3     4.2     4.5     4.2     4.2
 At contracting establishments      197      195      213      193      192     3.4     3.3     3.6     3.3     3.3
 At closing establishments           53       53       54       56       51      .9      .9      .9      .9      .9
Net employment change                18       36        3       31       20      .3      .6      .1      .5      .3
 
Retail trade

Gross job gains                     945      930      891      907      919     5.9     5.8     5.6     5.7     5.8
 At expanding establishments        817      802      764      793      811     5.1     5.0     4.8     5.0     5.1
 At opening establishments          128      128      127      114      108      .8      .8      .8      .7      .7
Gross job losses                    890      936      986      898      848     5.6     5.9     6.2     5.7     5.3
 At contracting establishments      782      807      860      783      748     4.9     5.1     5.4     5.0     4.7
 At closing establishments          108      129      126      115      100      .7      .8      .8      .7      .6
Net employment change                55       -6      -95        9       71      .3     -.1     -.6      .0      .5
 
Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     252      271      307      390      257     5.1     5.6     6.2     7.6     4.9
 At expanding establishments        220      234      266      343      224     4.5     4.8     5.4     6.7     4.3
 At opening establishments           32       37       41       47       33      .6      .8      .8      .9      .6
Gross job losses                    321      254      232      231      327     6.5     5.2     4.6     4.5     6.3
 At contracting establishments      287      216      195      190      296     5.8     4.4     3.9     3.7     5.7
 At closing establishments           34       38       37       41       31      .7      .8      .7      .8      .6
Net employment change               -69       17       75      159      -70    -1.4      .4     1.6     3.1    -1.4
 
Utilities

Gross job gains                      11       12       11       12       11     2.0     2.2     2.0     2.2     2.0
 At expanding establishments         10       11       10       11       10     1.8     2.0     1.8     2.0     1.8
 At opening establishments            1        1        1        1        1      .2      .2      .2      .2      .2
Gross job losses                     10       13       13       12       11     1.8     2.4     2.4     2.2     2.0
 At contracting establishments        9       12       12       10       10     1.6     2.2     2.2     1.8     1.8
 At closing establishments            1        1        1        2        1      .2      .2      .2      .4      .2
Net employment change                 1       -1       -2        0        0      .2     -.2     -.4      .0      .0
 
Information

Gross job gains                     144      158      157      147      154     5.1     5.6     5.6     5.3     5.5
 At expanding establishments        121      132      125      120      131     4.3     4.7     4.5     4.3     4.7
 At opening establishments           23       26       32       27       23      .8      .9     1.1     1.0      .8
Gross job losses                    152      175      155      148      143     5.5     6.2     5.6     5.3     5.1
 At contracting establishments      128      149      130      121      120     4.6     5.3     4.7     4.3     4.3
 At closing establishments           24       26       25       27       23      .9      .9      .9     1.0      .8
Net employment change                -8      -17        2       -1       11     -.4     -.6      .0      .0      .4
 
Financial activities

Gross job gains                     362      394      374      389      351     4.5     4.9     4.6     4.8     4.3
 At expanding establishments        295      317      298      301      281     3.7     3.9     3.7     3.7     3.4
 At opening establishments           67       77       76       88       70      .8     1.0      .9     1.1      .9
Gross job losses                    343      346      366      370      338     4.3     4.3     4.5     4.6     4.1
 At contracting establishments      266      269      286      283      262     3.3     3.3     3.5     3.5     3.2
 At closing establishments           77       77       80       87       76     1.0     1.0     1.0     1.1      .9
Net employment change                19       48        8       19       13      .2      .6      .1      .2      .2
 
Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,317    1,451    1,387    1,499    1,324     6.5     7.2     6.8     7.3     6.4
 At expanding establishments      1,075    1,190    1,129    1,215    1,088     5.3     5.9     5.5     5.9     5.3
 At opening establishments          242      261      258      284      236     1.2     1.3     1.3     1.4     1.1
Gross job losses                  1,286    1,338    1,384    1,315    1,255     6.3     6.6     6.8     6.4     6.1
 At contracting establishments    1,036    1,075    1,114    1,029    1,016     5.1     5.3     5.5     5.0     4.9
 At closing establishments          250      263      270      286      239     1.2     1.3     1.3     1.4     1.2
Net employment change                31      113        3      184       69      .2      .6      .0     0.9      .3
 
Education and health services

Gross job gains                     972      994      985      987      971     4.4     4.5     4.5     4.4     4.4
 At expanding establishments        802      815      813      805      799     3.6     3.7     3.7     3.6     3.6
 At opening establishments          170      179      172      182      172      .8      .8      .8      .8      .8
Gross job losses                    824      902      908      863      830     3.7     4.1     4.1     3.9     3.7
 At contracting establishments      667      730      731      681      668     3.0     3.3     3.3     3.1     3.0
 At closing establishments          157      172      177      182      162      .7      .8      .8      .8      .7
Net employment change               148       92       77      124      141      .7      .4      .4      .5      .7
 
Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,348    1,346    1,302    1,391    1,331     8.5     8.4     8.2     8.8     8.2
 At expanding establishments      1,065    1,057    1,011    1,093    1,058     6.7     6.6     6.4     6.9     6.5
 At opening establishments          283      289      291      298      273     1.8     1.8     1.8     1.9     1.7
Gross job losses                  1,165    1,334    1,423    1,221    1,183     7.4     8.4     9.0     7.6     7.3
 At contracting establishments      966    1,110    1,187      997      991     6.1     7.0     7.5     6.2     6.1
 At closing establishments          199      224      236      224      192     1.3     1.4     1.5     1.4     1.2
Net employment change               183       12     -121      170      148     1.1      .0     -.8     1.2     0.9
 
Other services

Gross job gains                     292      310      284      295      287     7.1     7.5     6.8     7.1     6.9
 At expanding establishments        230      243      222      232      228     5.6     5.9     5.3     5.6     5.5
 At opening establishments           62       67       62       63       59     1.5     1.6     1.5     1.5     1.4
Gross job losses                    277      284      305      275      275     6.7     6.8     7.4     6.6     6.6
 At contracting establishments      215      222      240      212      215     5.2     5.3     5.8     5.1     5.2
 At closing establishments           62       62       65       63       60     1.5     1.5     1.6     1.5     1.4
Net employment change                15       26      -21       20       12      .4      .7     -.6      .5      .3
 
(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately.





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