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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

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          442        5,665    5,223         231       3,070    2,839         149       1,035      886          62       1,560    1,498
      June           893        6,134    5,241         302       3,178    2,876         214       1,119      905         377       1,837    1,460
      September      560        5,865    5,305         197       3,064    2,867         117       1,066      949         246       1,735    1,489
      December       951        6,155    5,204         212       3,105    2,893         150       1,085      935         589       1,965    1,376
 
2015  March          222        5,669    5,447         166       3,096    2,930          76       1,024      948         -20       1,549    1,569
      June           838        6,248    5,410         319       3,197    2,878         188       1,131      943         331       1,920    1,589
      September      446        5,905    5,459         146       3,053    2,907          75       1,045      970         225       1,807    1,582
      December       860        6,261    5,401         237       3,178    2,941          96       1,077      981         527       2,006    1,479
 
2016  March          254        5,747    5,493         204       3,118    2,914          56       1,017      961          -6       1,612    1,618
      June           305        6,040    5,735          67       3,123    3,056         113       1,103      990         125       1,814    1,689
      September      728        6,251    5,523         180       3,151    2,971          94       1,086      992         454       2,014    1,560
      December       288        5,909    5,621          72       3,068    2,996          47       1,032      985         169       1,809    1,640
 
2017  March          663        5,994    5,331         359       3,239    2,880         187       1,078      891         117       1,677    1,560
      June           516        6,193    5,677         143       3,158    3,015         146       1,127      981         227       1,908    1,681
      September     -120        5,821    5,941        -121       2,992    3,113         -51       1,012    1,063          52       1,817    1,765
      December       871        6,222    5,351         240       3,192    2,952         159       1,092      933         472       1,938    1,466
 
2018  March          729        6,050    5,321         310       3,212    2,902         159       1,064      905         260       1,774    1,514
      June           426        6,179    5,753         128       3,189    3,061         150       1,132      982         148       1,858    1,710
      September       10        5,970    5,960        -102       3,019    3,121         -33       1,026    1,059         145       1,925    1,780
      December       739        6,132    5,393         210       3,182    2,972         151       1,085      934         378       1,865    1,487
 
2019  March          579        5,944    5,365         280       3,159    2,879         150       1,054      904         149       1,731    1,582
 
(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: October 30, 2019