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

                                   Dec.    Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept.  Dec.
                                   2016    2017    2017    2017    2017   2016   2017   2017   2017   2017
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,455   7,328   7,604   7,256   7,793    6.2    6.0    6.2    6.0    6.4
 At expanding establishments      6,040   6,019   6,246   5,935   6,361    5.0    4.9    5.1    4.9    5.2
 At opening establishments        1,415   1,309   1,358   1,321   1,432    1.2    1.1    1.1    1.1    1.2
Gross job losses                  7,065   6,674   7,128   7,396   6,794    5.9    5.4    5.8    6.1    5.5
 At contracting establishments    5,760   5,521   5,879   6,082   5,506    4.8    4.5    4.8    5.0    4.5
 At closing establishments        1,305   1,153   1,249   1,314   1,288    1.1    0.9    1.0    1.1    1.0
Net employment change               390     654     476    -140     999    0.3    0.6    0.4   -0.1    0.9

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,319   1,394   1,394   1,257   1,419    6.3    6.6    6.6    5.9    6.6
 At expanding establishments      1,126   1,206   1,207   1,079   1,218    5.4    5.7    5.7    5.1    5.7
 At opening establishments          193     188     187     178     201    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.8    0.9
Gross job losses                  1,297   1,191   1,277   1,326   1,222    6.2    5.7    6.0    6.3    5.7
 At contracting establishments    1,101   1,009   1,081   1,121   1,032    5.3    4.8    5.1    5.3    4.8
 At closing establishments          196     182     196     205     190    0.9    0.9    0.9    1.0    0.9
Net employment change                22     203     117     -69     197    0.1    0.9    0.6   -0.4    0.9

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     252     287     270     251     254   13.6   15.3   14.3   13.4   13.4
 At expanding establishments        220     253     238     219     222   11.9   13.5   12.6   11.7   11.7
 At opening establishments           32      34      32      32      32    1.7    1.8    1.7    1.7    1.7
Gross job losses                    269     232     258     240     256   14.6   12.4   13.7   12.8   13.5
 At contracting establishments      238     199     221     210     226   12.9   10.6   11.7   11.2   11.9
 At closing establishments           31      33      37      30      30    1.7    1.8    2.0    1.6    1.6
Net employment change               -17      55      12      11      -2   -1.0    2.9    0.6    0.6   -0.1

Construction

Gross job gains                     654     707     680     613     708    9.7   10.3    9.8    8.9   10.2
 At expanding establishments        533     584     562     501     577    7.9    8.5    8.1    7.3    8.3
 At opening establishments          121     123     118     112     131    1.8    1.8    1.7    1.6    1.9
Gross job losses                    635     582     634     662     603    9.5    8.5    9.1    9.6    8.7
 At contracting establishments      515     474     521     537     488    7.7    6.9    7.5    7.8    7.0
 At closing establishments          120     108     113     125     115    1.8    1.6    1.6    1.8    1.7
Net employment change                19     125      46     -49     105    0.2    1.8    0.7   -0.7    1.5

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     413     400     444     393     457    3.3    3.3    3.6    3.2    3.7
 At expanding establishments        373     369     407     359     419    3.0    3.0    3.3    2.9    3.4
 At opening establishments           40      31      37      34      38    0.3    0.3    0.3    0.3    0.3
Gross job losses                    393     377     385     424     363    3.2    3.0    3.1    3.4    3.0
 At contracting establishments      348     336     339     374     318    2.8    2.7    2.7    3.0    2.6
 At closing establishments           45      41      46      50      45    0.4    0.3    0.4    0.4    0.4
Net employment change                20      23      59     -31      94    0.1    0.3    0.5   -0.2    0.7

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,136   5,934   6,210   5,999   6,374    6.1    5.9    6.2    5.9    6.3
 At expanding establishments      4,914   4,813   5,039   4,856   5,143    4.9    4.8    5.0    4.8    5.1
 At opening establishments        1,222   1,121   1,171   1,143   1,231    1.2    1.1    1.2    1.1    1.2
Gross job losses                  5,768   5,483   5,851   6,070   5,572    5.8    5.5    5.8    6.0    5.5
 At contracting establishments    4,659   4,512   4,798   4,961   4,474    4.7    4.5    4.8    4.9    4.4
 At closing establishments        1,109     971   1,053   1,109   1,098    1.1    1.0    1.0    1.1    1.1
Net employment change               368     451     359     -71     802    0.3    0.4    0.4   -0.1    0.8

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     272     263     282     265     280    4.6    4.4    4.8    4.5    4.8
 At expanding establishments        225     220     236     223     235    3.8    3.7    4.0    3.8    4.0
 At opening establishments           47      43      46      42      45    0.8    0.7    0.8    0.7    0.8
Gross job losses                    256     249     246     268     247    4.3    4.2    4.2    4.5    4.2
 At contracting establishments      201     196     194     213     193    3.4    3.3    3.3    3.6    3.3
 At closing establishments           55      53      52      55      54    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.9
Net employment change                16      14      36      -3      33    0.3    0.2    0.6    0.0    0.6

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     895     927     920     875     899    5.6    5.9    5.8    5.5    5.7
 At expanding establishments        777     805     797     754     789    4.9    5.1    5.0    4.7    5.0
 At opening establishments          118     122     123     121     110    0.7    0.8    0.8    0.8    0.7
Gross job losses                    923     881     924     977     887    5.9    5.6    5.8    6.1    5.6
 At contracting establishments      803     775     799     849     774    5.1    4.9    5.0    5.3    4.9
 At closing establishments          120     106     125     128     113    0.8    0.7    0.8    0.8    0.7
Net employment change               -28      46      -4    -102      12   -0.3    0.3    0.0   -0.6    0.1

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     383     245     266     305     388    7.8    5.0    5.4    6.2    7.7
 At expanding establishments        339     215     231     266     343    6.9    4.4    4.7    5.4    6.8
 At opening establishments           44      30      35      39      45    0.9    0.6    0.7    0.8    0.9
Gross job losses                    232     323     253     232     228    4.8    6.6    5.2    4.6    4.5
 At contracting establishments      194     290     216     195     188    4.0    5.9    4.4    3.9    3.7
 At closing establishments           38      33      37      37      40    0.8    0.7    0.8    0.7    0.8
Net employment change               151     -78      13      73     160    3.0   -1.6    0.2    1.6    3.2

Utilities

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

Information

Gross job gains                     142     142     157     151     150    5.1    5.1    5.6    5.4    5.3
 At expanding establishments        115     120     132     125     124    4.1    4.3    4.7    4.5    4.4
 At opening establishments           27      22      25      26      26    1.0    0.8    0.9    0.9    0.9
Gross job losses                    150     139     191     153     142    5.3    4.9    6.8    5.5    5.1
 At contracting establishments      121     116     166     129     114    4.3    4.1    5.9    4.6    4.1
 At closing establishments           29      23      25      24      28    1.0    0.8    0.9    0.9    1.0
Net employment change                -8       3     -34      -2       8   -0.2    0.2   -1.2   -0.1    0.2

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     382     353     390     370     384    4.8    4.4    4.8    4.6    4.8
 At expanding establishments        298     289     315     298     298    3.7    3.6    3.9    3.7    3.7
 At opening establishments           84      64      75      72      86    1.1    0.8    0.9    0.9    1.1
Gross job losses                    356     336     343     362     368    4.4    4.2    4.2    4.5    4.6
 At contracting establishments      274     262     267     283     282    3.4    3.3    3.3    3.5    3.5
 At closing establishments           82      74      76      79      86    1.0    0.9    0.9    1.0    1.1
Net employment change                26      17      47       8      16    0.4    0.2    0.6    0.1    0.2

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,395   1,285   1,437   1,363   1,480    7.0    6.3    7.0    6.7    7.2
 At expanding establishments      1,121   1,058   1,185   1,120   1,206    5.6    5.2    5.8    5.5    5.9
 At opening establishments          274     227     252     243     274    1.4    1.1    1.2    1.2    1.3
Gross job losses                  1,359   1,265   1,331   1,390   1,305    6.7    6.3    6.6    6.8    6.4
 At contracting establishments    1,075   1,026   1,074   1,117   1,022    5.3    5.1    5.3    5.5    5.0
 At closing establishments          284     239     257     273     283    1.4    1.2    1.3    1.3    1.4
Net employment change                36      20     106     -27     175    0.3    0.0    0.4   -0.1    0.8

Education and health services

Gross job gains                     966     948     983     981     980    4.4    4.3    4.5    4.5    4.4
 At expanding establishments        774     786     812     814     802    3.5    3.6    3.7    3.7    3.6
 At opening establishments          192     162     171     167     178    0.9    0.7    0.8    0.8    0.8
Gross job losses                    905     813     901     903     861    4.1    3.7    4.1    4.1    3.8
 At contracting establishments      709     656     729     724     676    3.2    3.0    3.3    3.3    3.0
 At closing establishments          196     157     172     179     185    0.9    0.7    0.8    0.8    0.8
Net employment change                61     135      82      78     119    0.3    0.6    0.4    0.4    0.6

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,308   1,321   1,333   1,277   1,371    8.4    8.4    8.4    8.0    8.6
 At expanding establishments      1,016   1,054   1,054   1,003   1,085    6.5    6.7    6.6    6.3    6.8
 At opening establishments          292     267     279     274     286    1.9    1.7    1.8    1.7    1.8
Gross job losses                  1,240   1,149   1,324   1,424   1,212    8.0    7.2    8.3    9.0    7.6
 At contracting establishments    1,027     955   1,106   1,187     993    6.6    6.0    6.9    7.5    6.2
 At closing establishments          213     194     218     237     219    1.4    1.2    1.4    1.5    1.4
Net employment change                68     172       9    -147     159    0.4    1.2    0.1   -1.0    1.0

Other services

Gross job gains                     281     286     306     278     292    6.8    6.9    7.4    6.7    7.1
 At expanding establishments        219     228     243     220     231    5.3    5.5    5.9    5.3    5.6
 At opening establishments           62      58      63      58      61    1.5    1.4    1.5    1.4    1.5
Gross job losses                    293     272     281     304     272    7.1    6.6    6.8    7.3    6.6
 At contracting establishments      231     212     220     238     210    5.6    5.1    5.3    5.7    5.1
 At closing establishments           62      60      61      66      62    1.5    1.5    1.5    1.6    1.5
Net employment change               -12      14      25     -26      20   -0.3    0.3    0.6   -0.6    0.5


(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately





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