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

                                   Mar.     June     Sept.    Dec.     Mar.    Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.    Mar.
                                   2017     2017     2017     2017     2018    2017    2017    2017    2017    2018
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,992    6,198    5,812    6,224    6,021     4.9     5.0     4.7     5.1     4.9
 At expanding firms               5,042    5,291    4,929    5,264    5,078     4.1     4.3     4.0     4.3     4.1
 At opening firms                   950      907      883      960      943      .8      .7      .7      .8      .8
 
Gross job losses                  5,318    5,685    5,965    5,339    5,242     4.4     4.7     4.9     4.3     4.3
 At contracting firms             4,472    4,832    5,078    4,460    4,433     3.7     4.0     4.2     3.6     3.6
 At closing firms                   846      853      887      879      809      .7      .7      .7      .7      .7
 
Net employment change               674      513     -153      885      779      .5      .3     -.2      .8      .6
 

Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,241    3,162    2,985    3,194    3,182     9.5     9.2     8.8     9.4     9.3
 At expanding firms               2,323    2,296    2,142    2,270    2,283     6.8     6.7     6.3     6.7     6.7
 At opening firms                   918      866      843      924      899     2.7     2.5     2.5     2.7     2.6
 
Gross job losses                  2,874    3,019    3,121    2,949    2,848     8.5     8.9     9.2     8.7     8.3
 At contracting firms             2,060    2,197    2,271    2,107    2,064     6.1     6.5     6.7     6.2     6.0
 At closing firms                   814      822      850      842      784     2.4     2.4     2.5     2.5     2.3
 
Net employment change               367      143     -136      245      334     1.0      .3     -.4      .7     1.0
 

Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,077    1,128    1,009    1,092    1,061     4.9     5.1     4.5     4.9     4.7
 At expanding firms               1,047    1,091      976    1,060    1,032     4.8     4.9     4.4     4.8     4.6
 At opening firms                    30       37       33       32       29      .1      .2      .1      .1      .1
 
Gross job losses                    888      982    1,069      931      894     4.0     4.4     4.8     4.2     4.0
 At contracting firms               860      955    1,038      898      871     3.9     4.3     4.7     4.1     3.9
 At closing firms                    28       27       31       33       23      .1      .1      .1      .1      .1
 
Net employment change               189      146      -60      161      167     0.9      .7     -.3      .7      .7
 

Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,674    1,908    1,818    1,938    1,778     2.5     2.9     2.7     2.9     2.6
 At expanding firms               1,672    1,904    1,811    1,934    1,763     2.5     2.9     2.7     2.9     2.6
 At opening firms                     2        4        7        4       15      .0      .0      .0      .0      .0
 
Gross job losses                  1,556    1,684    1,775    1,459    1,500     2.4     2.5     2.7     2.2     2.2
 At contracting firms             1,552    1,680    1,769    1,455    1,498     2.4     2.5     2.7     2.2     2.2
 At closing firms                     4        4        6        4        2      .0      .0      .0      .0      .0
 
Net employment change               118      224       43      479      278      .1      .4      .0      .7      .4
 
 
(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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