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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.
                                   2018     2018     2018     2018     2019    2018    2018    2018    2018    2019
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,484    7,655    7,499    7,768    7,375     6.1     6.1     6.0     6.3     5.9
 At expanding establishments      6,135    6,257    6,122    6,318    6,038     5.0     5.0     4.9     5.1     4.8
 At opening establishments        1,349    1,398    1,377    1,450    1,337     1.1     1.1     1.1     1.2     1.1
Gross job losses                  6,777    7,254    7,432    6,957    6,850     5.5     5.8     6.0     5.6     5.5
 At contracting establishments    5,587    5,967    6,113    5,626    5,649     4.5     4.8     4.9     4.5     4.5
 At closing establishments        1,190    1,287    1,319    1,331    1,201     1.0     1.0     1.1     1.1     1.0
Net employment change               707      401       67      811      525     0.6     0.3     0.0     0.7     0.4
 
Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,413    1,410    1,314    1,406    1,343     6.6     6.5     6.0     6.4     6.1
 At expanding establishments      1,205    1,212    1,118    1,194    1,149     5.6     5.6     5.1     5.4     5.2
 At opening establishments          208      198      196      212      194     1.0     0.9     0.9     1.0     0.9
Gross job losses                  1,197    1,271    1,316    1,255    1,232     5.6     5.8     6.0     5.7     5.5
 At contracting establishments    1,011    1,066    1,116    1,052    1,049     4.7     4.9     5.1     4.8     4.7
 At closing establishments          186      205      200      203      183     0.9     0.9     0.9     0.9     0.8
Net employment change               216      139       -2      151      111     1.0     0.7     0.0     0.7     0.6
 
Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     259      275      240      246      243    13.4    14.2    12.5    12.6    12.4
 At expanding establishments        226      240      210      214      213    11.7    12.4    10.9    11.0    10.9
 At opening establishments           33       35       30       32       30     1.7     1.8     1.6     1.6     1.5
Gross job losses                    242      249      247      256      242    12.6    12.8    12.8    13.2    12.4
 At contracting establishments      210      214      218      227      213    10.9    11.0    11.3    11.7    10.9
 At closing establishments           32       35       29       29       29     1.7     1.8     1.5     1.5     1.5
Net employment change                17       26       -7      -10        1     0.8     1.4    -0.3    -0.6     0.0
 
Construction

Gross job gains                     730      695      651      695      698    10.2     9.6     9.0     9.6     9.3
 At expanding establishments        592      568      526      559      569     8.3     7.8     7.3     7.7     7.6
 At opening establishments          138      127      125      136      129     1.9     1.8     1.7     1.9     1.7
Gross job losses                    595      643      657      621      614     8.3     8.9     9.1     8.6     8.2
 At contracting establishments      482      520      535      499      500     6.7     7.2     7.4     6.9     6.7
 At closing establishments          113      123      122      122      114     1.6     1.7     1.7     1.7     1.5
Net employment change               135       52       -6       74       84     1.9     0.7    -0.1     1.0     1.1
 
Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     424      440      423      465      402     3.4     3.5     3.3     3.6     3.2
 At expanding establishments        387      404      382      421      367     3.1     3.2     3.0     3.3     2.9
 At opening establishments           37       36       41       44       35     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.3
Gross job losses                    360      379      412      378      376     2.8     3.0     3.3     3.0     2.9
 At contracting establishments      319      332      363      326      336     2.5     2.6     2.9     2.6     2.6
 At closing establishments           41       47       49       52       40     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.3
Net employment change                64       61       11       87       26     0.6     0.5     0.0     0.6     0.3
 
Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,071    6,245    6,185    6,362    6,032     5.9     6.1     6.1     6.2     5.8
 At expanding establishments      4,930    5,045    5,004    5,124    4,889     4.8     4.9     4.9     5.0     4.7
 At opening establishments        1,141    1,200    1,181    1,238    1,143     1.1     1.2     1.2     1.2     1.1
Gross job losses                  5,580    5,983    6,116    5,702    5,618     5.5     5.9     6.0     5.5     5.4
 At contracting establishments    4,576    4,901    4,997    4,574    4,600     4.5     4.8     4.9     4.4     4.4
 At closing establishments        1,004    1,082    1,119    1,128    1,018     1.0     1.1     1.1     1.1     1.0
Net employment change               491      262       69      660      414     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.7     0.4
 
Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     270      277      275      279      258     4.6     4.7     4.7     4.8     4.3
 At expanding establishments        222      230      223      228      214     3.8     3.9     3.8     3.9     3.6
 At opening establishments           48       47       52       51       44     0.8     0.8     0.9     0.9     0.7
Gross job losses                    249      251      269      245      243     4.2     4.2     4.6     4.1     4.2
 At contracting establishments      195      196      211      190      192     3.3     3.3     3.6     3.2     3.3
 At closing establishments           54       55       58       55       51     0.9     0.9     1.0     0.9     0.9
Net employment change                21       26        6       34       15     0.4     0.5     0.1     0.7     0.1
 
Retail trade

Gross job gains                     945      909      918      847      905     5.9     5.7     5.8     5.4     5.7
 At expanding establishments        829      774      794      737      789     5.2     4.9     5.0     4.7     5.0
 At opening establishments          116      135      124      110      116     0.7     0.8     0.8     0.7     0.7
Gross job losses                    861      961    1,002      918      863     5.5     6.1     6.3     5.8     5.5
 At contracting establishments      755      840      852      787      752     4.8     5.3     5.4     5.0     4.8
 At closing establishments          106      121      150      131      111     0.7     0.8     0.9     0.8     0.7
Net employment change                84      -52      -84      -71       42     0.4    -0.4    -0.5    -0.4     0.2
 
Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     267      286      313      421      281     5.2     5.5     6.0     7.8     5.2
 At expanding establishments        231      245      270      365      240     4.5     4.7     5.2     6.8     4.4
 At opening establishments           36       41       43       56       41     0.7     0.8     0.8     1.0     0.8
Gross job losses                    327      254      256      239      346     6.4     4.9     4.9     4.5     6.3
 At contracting establishments      293      217      219      198      311     5.7     4.2     4.2     3.7     5.7
 At closing establishments           34       37       37       41       35     0.7     0.7     0.7     0.8     0.6
Net employment change               -60       32       57      182      -65    -1.2     0.6     1.1     3.3    -1.1
 
Utilities

Gross job gains                      11       13       12       12       12     2.0     2.4     2.2     2.2     2.2
 At expanding establishments         10       11       10       11       11     1.8     2.0     1.8     2.0     2.0
 At opening establishments            1        2        2        1        1     0.2     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.2
Gross job losses                     11       15       13       14       13     2.0     2.7     2.4     2.6     2.4
 At contracting establishments       10       13       12       12       12     1.8     2.3     2.2     2.2     2.2
 At closing establishments            1        2        1        2        1     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.4     0.2
Net employment change                 0       -2       -1       -2       -1     0.0    -0.3    -0.2    -0.4    -0.2
 
Information

Gross job gains                     156      160      150      145      175     5.6     5.7     5.3     5.1     6.2
 At expanding establishments        131      134      122      116      139     4.7     4.8     4.3     4.1     4.9
 At opening establishments           25       26       28       29       36     0.9     0.9     1.0     1.0     1.3
Gross job losses                    148      167      156      150      145     5.3     5.9     5.6     5.3     5.2
 At contracting establishments      123      139      129      121      120     4.4     4.9     4.6     4.3     4.3
 At closing establishments           25       28       27       29       25     0.9     1.0     1.0     1.0     0.9
Net employment change                 8       -7       -6       -5       30     0.3    -0.2    -0.3    -0.2     1.0
 
Financial activities

Gross job gains                     360      395      381      394      362     4.4     4.8     4.6     4.8     4.4
 At expanding establishments        285      313      299      299      290     3.5     3.8     3.6     3.6     3.5
 At opening establishments           75       82       82       95       72     0.9     1.0     1.0     1.2     0.9
Gross job losses                    350      357      387      376      343     4.3     4.4     4.8     4.6     4.2
 At contracting establishments      268      276      300      286      261     3.3     3.4     3.7     3.5     3.2
 At closing establishments           82       81       87       90       82     1.0     1.0     1.1     1.1     1.0
Net employment change                10       38       -6       18       19     0.1     0.4    -0.2     0.2     0.2
 
Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,357    1,471    1,438    1,508    1,318     6.5     7.0     6.8     7.2     6.3
 At expanding establishments      1,101    1,196    1,158    1,199    1,074     5.3     5.7     5.5     5.7     5.1
 At opening establishments          256      275      280      309      244     1.2     1.3     1.3     1.5     1.2
Gross job losses                  1,279    1,374    1,368    1,352    1,318     6.2     6.6     6.6     6.4     6.2
 At contracting establishments    1,029    1,098    1,099    1,061    1,065     5.0     5.3     5.3     5.0     5.0
 At closing establishments          250      276      269      291      253     1.2     1.3     1.3     1.4     1.2
Net employment change                78       97       70      156        0     0.3     0.4     0.2     0.8     0.1
 
Education and health services

Gross job gains                     998    1,015    1,014    1,004    1,003     4.4     4.5     4.5     4.4     4.4
 At expanding establishments        813      820      836      816      823     3.6     3.6     3.7     3.6     3.6
 At opening establishments          185      195      178      188      180     0.8     0.9     0.8     0.8     0.8
Gross job losses                    843      934      917      868      851     3.7     4.2     4.1     3.8     3.7
 At contracting establishments      676      758      739      686      673     3.0     3.4     3.3     3.0     2.9
 At closing establishments          167      176      178      182      178     0.7     0.8     0.8     0.8     0.8
Net employment change               155       81       97      136      152     0.7     0.3     0.4     0.6     0.7
 
Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,360    1,353    1,344    1,406    1,338     8.4     8.4     8.3     8.6     8.2
 At expanding establishments      1,069    1,065    1,049    1,110    1,064     6.6     6.6     6.5     6.8     6.5
 At opening establishments          291      288      295      296      274     1.8     1.8     1.8     1.8     1.7
Gross job losses                  1,208    1,364    1,418    1,230    1,198     7.5     8.4     8.7     7.6     7.3
 At contracting establishments    1,005    1,136    1,186    1,004      992     6.2     7.0     7.3     6.2     6.0
 At closing establishments          203      228      232      226      206     1.3     1.4     1.4     1.4     1.3
Net employment change               152      -11      -74      176      140     0.9     0.0    -0.4     1.0     0.9
 
Other services

Gross job gains                     299      318      301      304      299     7.1     7.5     7.1     7.2     7.0
 At expanding establishments        232      250      236      237      235     5.5     5.9     5.6     5.6     5.5
 At opening establishments           67       68       65       67       64     1.6     1.6     1.5     1.6     1.5
Gross job losses                    279      286      308      291      276     6.7     6.8     7.3     6.9     6.5
 At contracting establishments      217      223      244      224      216     5.2     5.3     5.8     5.3     5.1
 At closing establishments           62       63       64       67       60     1.5     1.5     1.5     1.6     1.4
Net employment change                20       32       -7       13       23     0.4     0.7    -0.2     0.3     0.5
 
(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately.

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Last Modified Date: October 30, 2019