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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

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          254        5,754    5,500         191       3,114    2,923          59       1,022      963           4       1,618    1,614
      June           331        6,048    5,717          74       3,123    3,049         114       1,101      987         143       1,824    1,681
      September      752        6,266    5,514         192       3,160    2,968         102       1,089      987         458       2,017    1,559
      December       245        5,886    5,641          71       3,065    2,994          37       1,026      989         137       1,795    1,658
 
2017  March          658        6,000    5,342         341       3,232    2,891         190       1,084      894         127       1,684    1,557
      June           543        6,203    5,660         150       3,160    3,010         145       1,123      978         248       1,920    1,672
      September     -100        5,833    5,933        -111       2,999    3,110         -44       1,014    1,058          55       1,820    1,765
      December       831        6,199    5,368         241       3,189    2,948         149       1,086      937         441       1,924    1,483
 
2018  March          731        6,062    5,331         297       3,210    2,913         164       1,071      907         270       1,781    1,511
      June           454        6,188    5,734         136       3,191    3,055         151       1,129      978         167       1,868    1,701
      September       33        5,985    5,952         -90       3,027    3,117         -25       1,030    1,055         148       1,928    1,780
      December       698        6,109    5,411         208       3,177    2,969         141       1,080      939         349       1,852    1,503
 
2019  March          572        6,003    5,431         259       3,190    2,931         153       1,064      911         160       1,749    1,589
      June           204        6,142    5,938          58       3,157    3,099          93       1,118    1,025          53       1,867    1,814
      September       -1        5,874    5,875         -15       3,044    3,059         -27       1,019    1,046          41       1,811    1,770
      December       682        6,214    5,532         214       3,191    2,977          99       1,067      968         369       1,956    1,587
 
2020  March         -610        5,659    6,269        -368       3,026    3,394        -102         967    1,069        -140       1,666    1,806
      June       -15,320        4,494   19,814      -4,700       2,552    7,252      -2,819         579    3,398      -7,801       1,363    9,164
      September    4,040        9,459    5,419       1,505       4,483    2,978         542       1,423      881       1,993       3,553    1,560
      December     1,893        7,092    5,199         521       3,496    2,975         351       1,193      842       1,021       2,403    1,382
 
2021  March        1,755        6,798    5,043         949       3,590    2,641         217       1,094      877         589       2,114    1,525
      June           920        6,614    5,694         698       3,493    2,795         204       1,137      933          18       1,984    1,966
      September    1,280        7,112    5,832         298       3,475    3,177         229       1,189      960         753       2,448    1,695
      December     2,736        7,653    4,917         896       3,748    2,852         474       1,314      840       1,366       2,591    1,225
 
 
(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.
Last Modified Date: July 27, 2022