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Establishments gaining and losing jobs in the first quarter of 2015

November 23, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, 2.0 million private business establishments gained jobs and 1.9 million establishments lost jobs.

Number of establishments with job gains and job losses, first quarter 2005 – first quarter 2015, seasonally adjusted
Quarter Establishments with job gains Establishments with expansions Establishments with openings Establishments with job losses Establishments with contractions Establishments with closings

Q1 2005

1,911,000 1,513,000 398,000 1,884,000 1,510,000 374,000

Q2 2005

1,932,000 1,530,000 402,000 1,870,000 1,501,000 369,000

Q3 2005

1,973,000 1,560,000 413,000 1,860,000 1,495,000 365,000

Q4 2005

1,953,000 1,548,000 405,000 1,901,000 1,535,000 366,000

Q1 2006

2,003,000 1,594,000 409,000 1,874,000 1,502,000 372,000

Q2 2006

1,958,000 1,557,000 401,000 1,937,000 1,559,000 378,000

Q3 2006

1,933,000 1,539,000 394,000 1,955,000 1,563,000 392,000

Q4 2006

1,979,000 1,563,000 416,000 1,939,000 1,550,000 389,000

Q1 2007

2,005,000 1,587,000 418,000 1,935,000 1,547,000 388,000

Q2 2007

1,959,000 1,559,000 400,000 1,994,000 1,590,000 404,000

Q3 2007

1,948,000 1,531,000 417,000 2,005,000 1,597,000 408,000

Q4 2007

1,990,000 1,563,000 427,000 1,980,000 1,583,000 397,000

Q1 2008

1,931,000 1,523,000 408,000 2,019,000 1,599,000 420,000

Q2 2008

1,892,000 1,484,000 408,000 2,087,000 1,647,000 440,000

Q3 2008

1,856,000 1,450,000 406,000 2,042,000 1,623,000 419,000

Q4 2008

1,789,000 1,378,000 411,000 2,153,000 1,701,000 452,000

Q1 2009

1,665,000 1,278,000 387,000 2,166,000 1,713,000 453,000

Q2 2009

1,733,000 1,336,000 397,000 2,071,000 1,634,000 437,000

Q3 2009

1,727,000 1,341,000 386,000 1,968,000 1,532,000 436,000

Q4 2009

1,795,000 1,373,000 422,000 1,920,000 1,504,000 416,000

Q1 2010

1,750,000 1,368,000 382,000 1,913,000 1,490,000 423,000

Q2 2010

1,843,000 1,448,000 395,000 1,826,000 1,423,000 403,000

Q3 2010

1,838,000 1,429,000 409,000 1,838,000 1,435,000 403,000

Q4 2010

1,883,000 1,453,000 430,000 1,830,000 1,430,000 400,000

Q1 2011

1,842,000 1,446,000 396,000 1,843,000 1,441,000 402,000

Q2 2011

1,878,000 1,466,000 412,000 1,830,000 1,418,000 412,000

Q3 2011

1,908,000 1,497,000 411,000 1,818,000 1,431,000 387,000

Q4 2011

1,877,000 1,463,000 414,000 1,842,000 1,449,000 393,000

Q1 2012

1,974,000 1,522,000 452,000 1,802,000 1,426,000 376,000

Q2 2012

1,893,000 1,498,000 395,000 1,817,000 1,453,000 364,000

Q3 2012

1,859,000 1,478,000 381,000 1,846,000 1,477,000 369,000

Q4 2012

1,923,000 1,512,000 411,000 1,785,000 1,440,000 345,000

Q1 2013

1,906,000 1,533,000 373,000 1,849,000 1,469,000 380,000

Q2 2013

1,924,000 1,535,000 389,000 1,852,000 1,469,000 383,000

Q3 2013

1,930,000 1,535,000 395,000 1,841,000 1,482,000 359,000

Q4 2013

1,955,000 1,552,000 403,000 1,848,000 1,486,000 362,000

Q1 2014

1,945,000 1,557,000 388,000 1,881,000 1,504,000 377,000

Q2 2014

1,976,000 1,587,000 389,000 1,877,000 1,503,000 374,000

Q3 2014

1,961,000 1,566,000 395,000 1,878,000 1,519,000 359,000

Q4 2014

2,018,000 1,609,000 409,000 1,864,000 1,492,000 372,000

Q1 2015

1,966,000 1,569,000 397,000 1,919,000 1,541,000 378,000

Of the 2.0 million establishments with job gains, 1.6 million expanded and 400,000 were new establishments. Of the 1.9 million establishments with job losses, 1.5 million were getting smaller and 400,000 establishments closed.

These data are from the Business Employment Dynamics program. To learn more, see "Business Employment Dynamics — First Quarter 2015" (HTML) (PDF) and the Business Employment Dynamics database.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Establishments gaining and losing jobs in the first quarter of 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/establishments-gaining-and-losing-jobs-in-the-first-quarter-of-2015.htm (visited October 13, 2019).

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