Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, 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

                                   Dec.    Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept.  Dec.  
                                   2016    2017    2017    2017    2017   2016   2017   2017   2017   2017
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,920   5,952   6,193   5,786   6,214    4.9    4.9    5.0    4.7    5.1
 At expanding firms               4,976   5,026   5,302   4,933   5,261    4.1    4.1    4.3    4.0    4.3
 At opening firms                   944     926     891     853     953    0.8    0.8    0.7    0.7    0.8

Gross job losses                  5,594   5,266   5,682   5,983   5,303    4.6    4.4    4.7    4.9    4.3
 At contracting firms             4,734   4,442   4,847   5,083   4,434    3.9    3.7    4.0    4.2    3.6
 At closing firms                   860     824     835     900     869    0.7    0.7    0.7    0.7    0.7

Net employment change               326     686     511    -197     911    0.3    0.5    0.3   -0.2    0.8


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,076   3,206   3,135   2,948   3,174    9.1    9.4    9.2    8.7    9.3
 At expanding firms               2,171   2,316   2,288   2,131   2,258    6.4    6.8    6.7    6.3    6.6
 At opening firms                   905     890     847     817     916    2.7    2.6    2.5    2.4    2.7

Gross job losses                  2,988   2,837   2,992   3,124   2,929    8.8    8.3    8.8    9.2    8.6
 At contracting firms             2,163   2,042   2,187   2,260   2,096    6.4    6.0    6.4    6.7    6.2
 At closing firms                   825     795     805     864     833    2.4    2.3    2.4    2.5    2.4

Net employment change                88     369     143    -176     245    0.3    1.1    0.4   -0.5    0.7


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,033   1,077   1,133   1,010   1,094    4.8    4.9    5.2    4.5    4.9
 At expanding firms                 997   1,046   1,095     978   1,061    4.6    4.8    5.0    4.4    4.8
 At opening firms                    36      31      38      32      33    0.2    0.1    0.2    0.1    0.1

Gross job losses                    981     880     980   1,067     929    4.5    4.0    4.4    4.8    4.2
 At contracting firms               951     854     954   1,037     897    4.4    3.9    4.3    4.7    4.1
 At closing firms                    30      26      26      30      32    0.1    0.1    0.1    0.1    0.1

Net employment change                52     197     153     -57     165    0.3    0.9    0.8   -0.3    0.7


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,811   1,669   1,925   1,828   1,946    2.8    2.5    2.9    2.8    2.9
 At expanding firms               1,808   1,664   1,919   1,824   1,942    2.8    2.5    2.9    2.8    2.9
 At opening firms                     3       5       6       4       4    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0

Gross job losses                  1,625   1,549   1,710   1,792   1,445    2.5    2.4    2.6    2.7    2.2
 At contracting firms             1,620   1,546   1,706   1,786   1,441    2.5    2.4    2.6    2.7    2.2
 At closing firms                     5       3       4       6       4    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0

Net employment change               186     120     215      36     501    0.3    0.1    0.3    0.1    0.7


(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.





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