Gross job gains and losses were both 7.3 million from July to September 2019
May 05, 2020
From July 2019 to September 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 7.3 million, a decrease of 264,000 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 7.3 million, a decrease of 93,000 jobs from the previous quarter. The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 11,000 jobs in the private sector during the third quarter of 2019.
|Gains and losses||Private sector, total||Goods-producing||Service-providing|
Gross job gains
Gross job losses
The service-providing industries experienced a net job increase of 92,000 jobs in the third quarter of 2019, while the goods-producing industries experienced a net job decrease of 81,000 jobs over the same period.
These data are from the Business Employment Dynamics program and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Business Employment Dynamics — Third Quarter 2019." Also see charts related to the latest "Business Employment Dynamics" news release.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Gross job gains and losses were both 7.3 million from July to September 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/gross-job-gains-and-losses-were-both-7-point-3-million-from-july-to-september-2019.htm (visited October 22, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Gulf War Era Veterans in the Labor Force
Examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of civilians who served in the U.S. military during Gulf War era.
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.