Gross job gains and losses: third quarter 2004
May 25, 2005
The gap between job gains and job losses narrowed during the third quarter of 2004, after widening over the previous four quarters.
From June to September 2004, the number of job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments was 7.8 million, and the number of job losses from closing and contracting establishments was 7.6 million.
In the third quarter of 2004, expanding establishments added 6.1 million jobs, while opening establishments added 1.7 million jobs. Contracting establishments lost 6.0 million jobs, while closing establishments accounted for a loss of 1.6 million.
These data are from Business Employment Dynamics. Data presented here are for workers in private industry covered by State unemployment insurance programs. Find more in "Business Employment Dynamics: Third Quarter 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-875.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Gross job gains and losses: third quarter 2004 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/may/wk4/art03.htm (visited November 11, 2019).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.