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Table 4. Private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 4. Private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

(In thousands)

                   Total private by firm(1)          Firm size 1 - 49 employees       Firm size 50 - 249 employees     Firm size 250 or more employees
Year  3 months      Net           Gross job           Net          Gross job           Net          Gross job           Net          Gross job
        ended      change       gains   losses       change      gains   losses       change      gains   losses       change      gains   losses

2008  March         -274        5,831    6,105        -152       3,235    3,387         -11       1,079    1,090        -111       1,517    1,628
      June          -548        5,850    6,398        -287       3,174    3,461         -44       1,090    1,134        -217       1,586    1,803
      September     -956        5,532    6,488        -343       3,051    3,394        -140       1,020    1,160        -473       1,461    1,934
      December    -1,886        5,338    7,224        -689       2,910    3,599        -375         947    1,322        -822       1,481    2,303
 
2009  March       -2,638        4,617    7,255        -983       2,721    3,704        -616         810    1,426      -1,039       1,086    2,125
      June        -1,763        5,169    6,932        -474       2,946    3,420        -281         950    1,231      -1,008       1,273    2,281
      September     -906        5,164    6,070        -372       2,826    3,198        -110         932    1,042        -424       1,406    1,830
      December      -317        5,403    5,720        -159       2,940    3,099         -45         962    1,007        -113       1,501    1,614
 
2010  March         -234        5,115    5,349        -195       2,863    3,058          -2         914      916         -37       1,338    1,375
      June           664        5,805    5,141         235       3,093    2,858         204       1,071      867         225       1,641    1,416
      September      226        5,525    5,299          26       2,946    2,920          87         998      911         113       1,581    1,468
      December       502        5,781    5,279          92       3,051    2,959          92       1,034      942         318       1,696    1,378
 
2011  March          340        5,375    5,035          99       2,983    2,884         122         971      849         119       1,421    1,302
      June           537        5,746    5,209         190       3,073    2,883         169       1,063      894         178       1,610    1,432
      September      852        5,974    5,122         272       3,137    2,865         171       1,066      895         409       1,771    1,362
      December       297        5,585    5,288          45       2,970    2,925          44         981      937         208       1,634    1,426
 
2012  March          972        5,904    4,932         388       3,173    2,785         220       1,054      834         364       1,677    1,313
      June           612        5,828    5,216         174       3,039    2,865         158       1,074      916         280       1,715    1,435
      September      226        5,581    5,355          55       2,963    2,908          54       1,006      952         117       1,612    1,495
      December       637        5,779    5,142         180       3,025    2,845          94       1,014      920         363       1,740    1,377
 
2013  March          582        5,743    5,161         212       3,071    2,859         156       1,029      873         214       1,643    1,429
      June           650        5,906    5,256         226       3,085    2,859         135       1,071      936         289       1,750    1,461
      September      473        5,764    5,291         225       3,063    2,838          69       1,021      952         179       1,680    1,501
      December       631        5,886    5,255         122       3,021    2,899         105       1,034      929         404       1,831    1,427
 
2014  March          455        5,666    5,211         240       3,073    2,833         152       1,035      883          63       1,558    1,495
      June           887        6,136    5,249         300       3,179    2,879         215       1,121      906         372       1,836    1,464
      September      536        5,860    5,324         185       3,060    2,875         110       1,063      953         241       1,737    1,496
      December       967        6,158    5,191         217       3,107    2,890         154       1,086      932         596       1,965    1,369
 
2015  March          230        5,665    5,435         172       3,097    2,925          77       1,022      945         -19       1,546    1,565
      June           833        6,252    5,419         318       3,199    2,881         189       1,133      944         326       1,920    1,594
      September      417        5,899    5,482         133       3,048    2,915          65       1,041      976         219       1,810    1,591
      December       879        6,267    5,388         242       3,179    2,937          98       1,077      979         539       2,011    1,472
 
2016  March          265        5,746    5,481         213       3,121    2,908          58       1,016      958          -6       1,609    1,615
      June           302        6,046    5,744          66       3,126    3,060         115       1,106      991         121       1,814    1,693
      September      701        6,245    5,544         164       3,143    2,979          88       1,084      996         449       2,018    1,569
      December       302        5,912    5,610          76       3,070    2,994          50       1,033      983         176       1,809    1,633
 
2017  March          674        5,992    5,318         367       3,241    2,874         189       1,077      888         118       1,674    1,556
      June           513        6,198    5,685         143       3,162    3,019         146       1,128      982         224       1,908    1,684
      September     -153        5,812    5,965        -136       2,985    3,121         -60       1,009    1,069          43       1,818    1,775
      December       885        6,224    5,339         245       3,194    2,949         161       1,092      931         479       1,938    1,459
 
2018  March          779        6,021    5,242         334       3,182    2,848         167       1,061      894         278       1,778    1,500
      June           458        6,169    5,711         137       3,171    3,034         154       1,132      978         167       1,866    1,699
      September      -19        5,948    5,967        -131       2,987    3,118         -37       1,025    1,062         149       1,936    1,787
      December       746        6,119    5,373         199       3,161    2,962         147       1,084      937         400       1,874    1,474
 
 
(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment, as some
    establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

NOTE: Net change is the difference between total gross job gains and total gross job losses. Net change totals for the firm-level data differ from
the establishment-level data due to independent seasonal adjustment. The unit of analysis section in the technical note provides additional detail.
See www.bls.gov/bdm/bdmfirmsize.htm for more detailed firm size class data.

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Last Modified Date: July 24, 2019