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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

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          226        5,677    5,451         168       3,098    2,930          75       1,025      950         -17       1,554    1,571
      June           846        6,243    5,397         323       3,196    2,873         187       1,128      941         336       1,919    1,583
      September      456        5,914    5,458         148       3,057    2,909          79       1,047      968         229       1,810    1,581
      December       830        6,245    5,415         227       3,172    2,945          90       1,074      984         513       1,999    1,486
 
2016  March          260        5,755    5,495         206       3,119    2,913          56       1,019      963          -2       1,617    1,619
      June           320        6,039    5,719          71       3,122    3,051         115       1,102      987         134       1,815    1,681
      September      743        6,259    5,516         185       3,155    2,970          99       1,088      989         459       2,016    1,557
      December       260        5,898    5,638          64       3,065    3,001          42       1,029      987         154       1,804    1,650
 
2017  March          667        6,002    5,335         360       3,240    2,880         186       1,080      894         121       1,682    1,561
      June           527        6,191    5,664         145       3,157    3,012         146       1,125      979         236       1,909    1,673
      September     -104        5,829    5,933        -115       2,997    3,112         -46       1,014    1,060          57       1,818    1,761
      December       845        6,211    5,366         233       3,188    2,955         154       1,090      936         458       1,933    1,475
 
2018  March          741        6,067    5,326         311       3,215    2,904         160       1,067      907         270       1,785    1,515
      June           439        6,178    5,739         132       3,190    3,058         151       1,130      979         156       1,858    1,702
      September       25        5,979    5,954         -97       3,023    3,120         -29       1,028    1,057         151       1,928    1,777
      December       712        6,119    5,407         202       3,176    2,974         146       1,083      937         364       1,860    1,496
 
2019  March          577        6,004    5,427         274       3,196    2,922         149       1,060      911         154       1,748    1,594
      June           188        6,132    5,944          54       3,155    3,101          94       1,120    1,026          40       1,857    1,817
      September       -9        5,867    5,876         -20       3,041    3,061         -30       1,017    1,047          41       1,809    1,768
      December       700        6,227    5,527         210       3,191    2,981         103       1,070      967         387       1,966    1,579
 
2020  March         -581        5,593    6,174        -346       2,964    3,310         -95         966    1,061        -140       1,663    1,803
      June       -15,238        4,546   19,784      -4,696       2,535    7,231      -2,821         578    3,399      -7,721       1,433    9,154
 
(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: January 27, 2021