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. 
                                   2015    2015    2016    2016    2016   2015   2015   2016   2016   2016
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,338   7,843   6,977   7,463   7,650    6.3    6.6    5.8    6.2    6.4
 At expanding establishments      5,972   6,375   5,778   6,056   6,207    5.1    5.4    4.8    5.0    5.2
 At opening establishments        1,366   1,468   1,199   1,407   1,443    1.2    1.2    1.0    1.2    1.2
Gross job losses                  6,911   6,842   6,783   7,156   6,962    5.8    5.8    5.7    6.0    5.8
 At contracting establishments    5,698   5,573   5,617   5,829   5,720    4.8    4.7    4.7    4.9    4.8
 At closing establishments        1,213   1,269   1,166   1,327   1,242    1.0    1.1    1.0    1.1    1.0
Net employment change               427   1,001     194     307     688     .5     .8     .1     .2     .6

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,292   1,368   1,292   1,332   1,299    6.2    6.6    6.1    6.4    6.3
 At expanding establishments      1,104   1,162   1,119   1,145   1,101    5.3    5.6    5.3    5.5    5.3
 At opening establishments          188     206     173     187     198     .9    1.0     .8     .9    1.0
Gross job losses                  1,312   1,316   1,282   1,381   1,297    6.3    6.3    6.2    6.6    6.2
 At contracting establishments    1,117   1,120   1,099   1,171   1,105    5.4    5.4    5.3    5.6    5.3
 At closing establishments          195     196     183     210     192     .9     .9     .9    1.0     .9
Net employment change               -20      52      10     -49       2    -.1     .3    -.1    -.2     .1

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     246     248     254     260     248   12.5   12.8   13.1   13.8   13.5
 At expanding establishments        212     214     223     228     215   10.8   11.0   11.5   12.1   11.7
 At opening establishments           34      34      31      32      33    1.7    1.8    1.6    1.7    1.8
Gross job losses                    288     301     272     297     253   14.6   15.5   14.1   15.9   13.7
 At contracting establishments      252     266     239     264     223   12.8   13.7   12.4   14.1   12.1
 At closing establishments           36      35      33      33      30    1.8    1.8    1.7    1.8    1.6
Net employment change               -42     -53     -18     -37      -5   -2.1   -2.7   -1.0   -2.1    -.2

Construction

Gross job gains                     652     705     661     657     654   10.1   10.8   10.0    9.8    9.9
 At expanding establishments        534     574     550     541     529    8.3    8.8    8.3    8.1    8.0
 At opening establishments          118     131     111     116     125    1.8    2.0    1.7    1.7    1.9
Gross job losses                    606     589     607     650     618    9.5    9.1    9.1    9.7    9.3
 At contracting establishments      492     474     499     523     503    7.7    7.3    7.5    7.8    7.6
 At closing establishments          114     115     108     127     115    1.8    1.8    1.6    1.9    1.7
Net employment change                46     116      54       7      36     .6    1.7     .9     .1     .6

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     394     415     377     415     397    3.2    3.3    3.1    3.4    3.2
 At expanding establishments        358     374     346     376     357    2.9    3.0    2.8    3.1    2.9
 At opening establishments           36      41      31      39      40     .3     .3     .3     .3     .3
Gross job losses                    418     426     403     434     426    3.4    3.5    3.2    3.5    3.5
 At contracting establishments      373     380     361     384     379    3.0    3.1    2.9    3.1    3.1
 At closing establishments           45      46      42      50      47     .4     .4     .3     .4     .4
Net employment change               -24     -11     -26     -19     -29    -.2    -.2    -.1    -.1    -.3

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,046   6,475   5,685   6,131   6,351    6.2    6.6    5.7    6.2    6.4
 At expanding establishments      4,868   5,213   4,659   4,911   5,106    5.0    5.3    4.7    5.0    5.1
 At opening establishments        1,178   1,262   1,026   1,220   1,245    1.2    1.3    1.0    1.2    1.3
Gross job losses                  5,599   5,526   5,501   5,775   5,665    5.7    5.6    5.6    5.8    5.7
 At contracting establishments    4,581   4,453   4,518   4,658   4,615    4.7    4.5    4.6    4.7    4.6
 At closing establishments        1,018   1,073     983   1,117   1,050    1.0    1.1    1.0    1.1    1.1
Net employment change               447     949     184     356     686     .5    1.0     .1     .4     .7

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     271     294     256     276     274    4.6    4.9    4.4    4.7    4.6
 At expanding establishments        225     244     216     227     225    3.8    4.1    3.7    3.9    3.8
 At opening establishments           46      50      40      49      49     .8     .8     .7     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    264     268     265     273     262    4.5    4.5    4.5    4.6    4.5
 At contracting establishments      209     209     208     213     208    3.6    3.5    3.5    3.6    3.6
 At closing establishments           55      59      57      60      54     .9    1.0    1.0    1.0     .9
Net employment change                 7      26      -9       3      12     .1     .4    -.1     .1     .1

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     928     925     948     926     947    5.8    5.9    6.0    5.8    5.9
 At expanding establishments        795     798     833     798     812    5.0    5.1    5.3    5.0    5.1
 At opening establishments          133     127     115     128     135     .8     .8     .7     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    937     921     850     900     949    5.9    5.8    5.4    5.7    6.0
 At contracting establishments      823     789     747     790     827    5.2    5.0    4.7    5.0    5.2
 At closing establishments          114     132     103     110     122     .7     .8     .7     .7     .8
Net employment change                -9       4      98      26      -2    -.1     .1     .6     .1    -.1

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     268     343     229     246     288    5.8    7.3    4.8    5.2    6.0
 At expanding establishments        230     305     200     209     250    5.0    6.5    4.2    4.4    5.2
 At opening establishments           38      38      29      37      38     .8     .8     .6     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    227     227     293     250     227    4.9    4.8    6.1    5.3    4.7
 At contracting establishments      191     188     258     211     188    4.1    4.0    5.4    4.5    3.9
 At closing establishments           36      39      35      39      39     .8     .8     .7     .8     .8
Net employment change                41     116     -64      -4      61     .9    2.5   -1.3    -.1    1.3

Utilities

Gross job gains                      13      12       9      13      11    2.4    2.2    1.6    2.4    2.0
 At expanding establishments         11      11       8      11      10    2.0    2.0    1.4    2.0    1.8
 At opening establishments            2       1       1       2       1     .4     .2     .2     .4     .2
Gross job losses                     13      11      10      13      14    2.4    2.0    1.8    2.4    2.6
 At contracting establishments       12      10       9      11      12    2.2    1.8    1.6    2.0    2.2
 At closing establishments            1       1       1       2       2     .2     .2     .2     .4     .4
Net employment change                 0       1      -1       0      -3     .0     .2    -.2     .0    -.6

Information

Gross job gains                     145     162     135     157     152    5.3    5.9    4.9    5.6    5.4
 At expanding establishments        121     135     116     132     124    4.4    4.9    4.2    4.7    4.4
 At opening establishments           24      27      19      25      28     .9    1.0     .7     .9    1.0
Gross job losses                    145     140     138     139     149    5.2    5.0    5.0    5.0    5.4
 At contracting establishments      122     112     110     109     125    4.4    4.0    4.0    3.9    4.5
 At closing establishments           23      28      28      30      24     .8    1.0    1.0    1.1     .9
Net employment change                 0      22      -3      18       3     .1     .9    -.1     .6     .0

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     370     394     344     389     386    4.7    5.0    4.3    4.9    4.9
 At expanding establishments        299     307     278     313     308    3.8    3.9    3.5    3.9    3.9
 At opening establishments           71      87      66      76      78     .9    1.1     .8    1.0    1.0
Gross job losses                    349     353     333     354     347    4.5    4.5    4.2    4.4    4.3
 At contracting establishments      273     270     258     272     274    3.5    3.4    3.3    3.4    3.4
 At closing establishments           76      83      75      82      73    1.0    1.1     .9    1.0     .9
Net employment change                21      41      11      35      39     .2     .5     .1     .5     .6

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,417   1,600   1,237   1,426   1,469    7.2    8.1    6.3    7.2    7.3
 At expanding establishments      1,143   1,292   1,026   1,165   1,201    5.8    6.5    5.2    5.9    6.0
 At opening establishments          274     308     211     261     268    1.4    1.6    1.1    1.3    1.3
Gross job losses                  1,315   1,311   1,355   1,363   1,272    6.7    6.6    6.8    6.9    6.4
 At contracting establishments    1,054   1,037   1,111   1,065   1,014    5.4    5.2    5.6    5.4    5.1
 At closing establishments          261     274     244     298     258    1.3    1.4    1.2    1.5    1.3
Net employment change               102     289    -118      63     197     .5    1.5    -.5     .3     .9

Education and health services

Gross job gains                     970   1,006     878     962   1,034    4.6    4.8    4.1    4.5    4.8
 At expanding establishments        806     824     726     776     867    3.8    3.9    3.4    3.6    4.0
 At opening establishments          164     182     152     186     167     .8     .9     .7     .9     .8
Gross job losses                    827     801     813     888     822    3.9    3.8    3.8    4.2    3.8
 At contracting establishments      659     635     658     701     650    3.1    3.0    3.1    3.3    3.0
 At closing establishments          168     166     155     187     172     .8     .8     .7     .9     .8
Net employment change               143     205      65      74     212     .7    1.0     .3     .3    1.0

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,270   1,344   1,247   1,312   1,330    8.4    8.8    8.0    8.4    8.5
 At expanding establishments        994   1,048   1,013   1,025   1,045    6.6    6.9    6.5    6.6    6.7
 At opening establishments          276     296     234     287     285    1.8    1.9    1.5    1.8    1.8
Gross job losses                  1,211   1,184   1,138   1,273   1,297    8.0    7.8    7.4    8.2    8.4
 At contracting establishments    1,009     977     939   1,055   1,082    6.7    6.4    6.1    6.8    7.0
 At closing establishments          202     207     199     218     215    1.3    1.4    1.3    1.4    1.4
Net employment change                59     160     109      39      33     .4    1.0     .6     .2     .1

Other services

Gross job gains                     284     294     272     301     305    7.0    7.2    6.7    7.4    7.4
 At expanding establishments        227     232     219     235     240    5.6    5.7    5.4    5.8    5.8
 At opening establishments           57      62      53      66      65    1.4    1.5    1.3    1.6    1.6
Gross job losses                    282     273     266     284     285    6.9    6.8    6.5    7.0    7.0
 At contracting establishments      220     213     207     219     221    5.4    5.3    5.1    5.4    5.4
 At closing establishments           62      60      59      65      64    1.5    1.5    1.4    1.6    1.6
Net employment change                 2      21       6      17      20     .1     .4     .2     .4     .4

(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately

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