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

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

Gross job gains                   6,229   5,920   5,952   6,193   5,786    5.2    4.9    4.9    5.0    4.7
 At expanding firms               5,271   4,976   5,026   5,302   4,933    4.4    4.1    4.1    4.3    4.0
 At opening firms                   958     944     926     891     853    0.8    0.8    0.8    0.7    0.7

Gross job losses                  5,564   5,594   5,266   5,682   5,983    4.6    4.6    4.4    4.7    4.9
 At contracting firms             4,713   4,734   4,442   4,847   5,083    3.9    3.9    3.7    4.0    4.2
 At closing firms                   851     860     824     835     900    0.7    0.7    0.7    0.7    0.7

Net employment change               665     326     686     511    -197    0.6    0.3    0.5    0.3   -0.2


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,135   3,076   3,206   3,135   2,948    9.3    9.1    9.4    9.2    8.7
 At expanding firms               2,219   2,171   2,316   2,288   2,131    6.6    6.4    6.8    6.7    6.3
 At opening firms                   916     905     890     847     817    2.7    2.7    2.6    2.5    2.4

Gross job losses                  2,988   2,988   2,837   2,992   3,124    8.8    8.8    8.3    8.8    9.2
 At contracting firms             2,171   2,163   2,042   2,187   2,260    6.4    6.4    6.0    6.4    6.7
 At closing firms                   817     825     795     805     864    2.4    2.4    2.3    2.4    2.5

Net employment change               147      88     369     143    -176    0.5    0.3    1.1    0.4   -0.5


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,080   1,033   1,077   1,133   1,010    5.0    4.8    4.9    5.2    4.5
 At expanding firms               1,042     997   1,046   1,095     978    4.8    4.6    4.8    5.0    4.4
 At opening firms                    38      36      31      38      32    0.2    0.2    0.1    0.2    0.1

Gross job losses                  1,000     981     880     980   1,067    4.6    4.5    4.0    4.4    4.8
 At contracting firms               970     951     854     954   1,037    4.5    4.4    3.9    4.3    4.7
 At closing firms                    30      30      26      26      30    0.1    0.1    0.1    0.1    0.1

Net employment change                80      52     197     153     -57    0.4    0.3    0.9    0.8   -0.3


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   2,014   1,811   1,669   1,925   1,828    3.1    2.8    2.5    2.9    2.8
 At expanding firms               2,010   1,808   1,664   1,919   1,824    3.1    2.8    2.5    2.9    2.8
 At opening firms                     4       3       5       6       4    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0

Gross job losses                  1,576   1,625   1,549   1,710   1,792    2.4    2.5    2.4    2.6    2.7
 At contracting firms             1,572   1,620   1,546   1,706   1,786    2.4    2.5    2.4    2.6    2.7
 At closing firms                     4       5       3       4       6    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0

Net employment change               438     186     120     215      36    0.7    0.3    0.1    0.3    0.1


(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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