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Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in all 13 major industries in the fourth quarter of 2020

July 30, 2021

From September 2020 to December 2020, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 8.8 million, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 6.7 million over this period. The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses resulted in a net employment gain of 2.0 million jobs in the private sector during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Gross job gains and losses, and net employment change, by industry, first quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2020

Gross job gains and losses, and net employment change, by industry, first quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2020
Quarter Gross job gains, total private Gross job losses, total private Net employment change, total private Gross job gains, natural resources and mining Gross job losses, natural resources and mining Net employment change, natural resources and mining Gross job gains, construction Gross job losses, construction Net employment change, construction

Q1 2010

6,325,000 6,572,000 -247,000 276,000 274,000 2,000 610,000 739,000 -129,000

Q2 2010

6,995,000 6,297,000 698,000 306,000 235,000 71,000 685,000 680,000 5,000

Q3 2010

6,741,000 6,504,000 237,000 271,000 271,000 0 662,000 662,000 0

Q4 2010

7,052,000 6,486,000 566,000 287,000 276,000 11,000 646,000 696,000 -50,000

Q1 2011

6,540,000 6,206,000 334,000 264,000 267,000 -3,000 627,000 650,000 -23,000

Q2 2011

6,966,000 6,384,000 582,000 284,000 255,000 29,000 674,000 633,000 41,000

Q3 2011

7,205,000 6,364,000 841,000 309,000 244,000 65,000 700,000 622,000 78,000

Q4 2011

6,865,000 6,530,000 335,000 300,000 268,000 32,000 637,000 661,000 -24,000

Q1 2012

7,080,000 6,132,000 948,000 290,000 269,000 21,000 674,000 624,000 50,000

Q2 2012

7,051,000 6,435,000 616,000 301,000 290,000 11,000 645,000 638,000 7,000

Q3 2012

6,881,000 6,629,000 252,000 280,000 280,000 0 655,000 617,000 38,000

Q4 2012

7,110,000 6,415,000 695,000 280,000 287,000 -7,000 673,000 605,000 68,000

Q1 2013

6,941,000 6,383,000 558,000 277,000 256,000 21,000 682,000 608,000 74,000

Q2 2013

7,152,000 6,478,000 674,000 289,000 271,000 18,000 669,000 619,000 50,000

Q3 2013

7,058,000 6,551,000 507,000 264,000 269,000 -5,000 672,000 591,000 81,000

Q4 2013

7,255,000 6,555,000 700,000 281,000 279,000 2,000 656,000 640,000 16,000

Q1 2014

6,953,000 6,534,000 419,000 288,000 256,000 32,000 677,000 592,000 85,000

Q2 2014

7,454,000 6,559,000 895,000 282,000 272,000 10,000 697,000 603,000 94,000

Q3 2014

7,247,000 6,670,000 577,000 287,000 254,000 33,000 669,000 585,000 84,000

Q4 2014

7,617,000 6,579,000 1,038,000 280,000 286,000 -6,000 667,000 608,000 59,000

Q1 2015

7,046,000 6,830,000 216,000 283,000 301,000 -18,000 660,000 626,000 34,000

Q2 2015

7,580,000 6,731,000 849,000 264,000 331,000 -67,000 698,000 598,000 100,000

Q3 2015

7,344,000 6,869,000 475,000 248,000 290,000 -42,000 657,000 602,000 55,000

Q4 2015

7,817,000 6,873,000 944,000 250,000 301,000 -51,000 704,000 591,000 113,000

Q1 2016

7,149,000 6,906,000 243,000 257,000 279,000 -22,000 672,000 622,000 50,000

Q2 2016

7,446,000 7,136,000 310,000 261,000 297,000 -36,000 660,000 649,000 11,000

Q3 2016

7,717,000 6,967,000 750,000 249,000 257,000 -8,000 672,000 618,000 54,000

Q4 2016

7,423,000 7,094,000 329,000 253,000 268,000 -15,000 652,000 637,000 15,000

Q1 2017

7,428,000 6,774,000 654,000 288,000 237,000 51,000 713,000 591,000 122,000

Q2 2017

7,621,000 7,141,000 480,000 269,000 264,000 5,000 686,000 638,000 48,000

Q3 2017

7,324,000 7,379,000 -55,000 255,000 243,000 12,000 626,000 661,000 -35,000

Q4 2017

7,801,000 6,868,000 933,000 256,000 257,000 -1,000 719,000 609,000 110,000

Q1 2018

7,494,000 6,777,000 717,000 259,000 241,000 18,000 729,000 596,000 133,000

Q2 2018

7,652,000 7,245,000 407,000 274,000 250,000 24,000 694,000 640,000 54,000

Q3 2018

7,506,000 7,427,000 79,000 240,000 249,000 -9,000 652,000 657,000 -5,000

Q4 2018

7,756,000 6,966,000 790,000 246,000 254,000 -8,000 695,000 621,000 74,000

Q1 2019

7,460,000 6,927,000 533,000 244,000 250,000 -6,000 711,000 623,000 88,000

Q2 2019

7,637,000 7,466,000 171,000 266,000 250,000 16,000 690,000 673,000 17,000

Q3 2019

7,404,000 7,351,000 53,000 228,000 243,000 -15,000 649,000 647,000 2,000

Q4 2019

7,864,000 7,051,000 813,000 234,000 273,000 -39,000 676,000 649,000 27,000

Q1 2020

6,963,000 7,736,000 -773,000 239,000 251,000 -12,000 683,000 626,000 57,000

Q2 2020

5,749,000 20,366,000 -14,617,000 221,000 372,000 -151,000 543,000 1,044,000 -501,000

Q3 2020

10,804,000 6,901,000 3,903,000 220,000 237,000 -17,000 678,000 663,000 15,000

Q4 2020

8,756,000 6,713,000 2,043,000 228,000 227,000 1,000 705,000 559,000 146,000
Gross job gains and losses, and net employment change, by industry, first quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2020 (continued)
Quarter Gross job gains, manufacturing Gross job losses, manufacturing Net employment change, manufacturing Gross job gains, wholesale trade Gross job losses, wholesale trade Net employment change, wholesale trade Gross job gains, retail trade Gross job losses, retail trade Net employment change, retail trade

Q1 2010

420,000 470,000 -50,000 258,000 276,000 -18,000 814,000 808,000 6,000

Q2 2010

477,000 400,000 77,000 283,000 251,000 32,000 896,000 789,000 107,000

Q3 2010

452,000 403,000 49,000 273,000 258,000 15,000 811,000 881,000 -70,000

Q4 2010

447,000 428,000 19,000 286,000 254,000 32,000 898,000 821,000 77,000

Q1 2011

436,000 378,000 58,000 269,000 247,000 22,000 826,000 818,000 8,000

Q2 2011

454,000 382,000 72,000 290,000 245,000 45,000 904,000 789,000 115,000

Q3 2011

468,000 408,000 60,000 294,000 254,000 40,000 893,000 859,000 34,000

Q4 2011

432,000 419,000 13,000 279,000 250,000 29,000 903,000 825,000 78,000

Q1 2012

441,000 368,000 73,000 290,000 245,000 45,000 905,000 847,000 58,000

Q2 2012

449,000 370,000 79,000 291,000 252,000 39,000 897,000 826,000 71,000

Q3 2012

418,000 409,000 9,000 272,000 263,000 9,000 855,000 867,000 -12,000

Q4 2012

414,000 423,000 -9,000 282,000 258,000 24,000 927,000 830,000 97,000

Q1 2013

405,000 379,000 26,000 278,000 253,000 25,000 907,000 882,000 25,000

Q2 2013

419,000 387,000 32,000 290,000 256,000 34,000 947,000 778,000 169,000

Q3 2013

410,000 400,000 10,000 281,000 259,000 22,000 904,000 844,000 60,000

Q4 2013

422,000 395,000 27,000 287,000 251,000 36,000 952,000 835,000 117,000

Q1 2014

403,000 372,000 31,000 276,000 254,000 22,000 874,000 894,000 -20,000

Q2 2014

436,000 372,000 64,000 285,000 250,000 35,000 972,000 833,000 139,000

Q3 2014

412,000 390,000 22,000 279,000 254,000 25,000 903,000 898,000 5,000

Q4 2014

439,000 379,000 60,000 292,000 248,000 44,000 958,000 841,000 117,000

Q1 2015

392,000 393,000 -1,000 265,000 261,000 4,000 911,000 887,000 24,000

Q2 2015

431,000 399,000 32,000 285,000 263,000 22,000 999,000 831,000 168,000

Q3 2015

397,000 413,000 -16,000 272,000 263,000 9,000 929,000 925,000 4,000

Q4 2015

411,000 429,000 -18,000 294,000 269,000 25,000 928,000 923,000 5,000

Q1 2016

386,000 408,000 -22,000 261,000 269,000 -8,000 963,000 870,000 93,000

Q2 2016

412,000 433,000 -21,000 273,000 272,000 1,000 934,000 906,000 28,000

Q3 2016

402,000 425,000 -23,000 278,000 260,000 18,000 959,000 952,000 7,000

Q4 2016

408,000 394,000 14,000 272,000 257,000 15,000 897,000 925,000 -28,000

Q1 2017

408,000 383,000 25,000 268,000 250,000 18,000 941,000 894,000 47,000

Q2 2017

445,000 390,000 55,000 284,000 248,000 36,000 931,000 931,000 0

Q3 2017

397,000 422,000 -25,000 270,000 266,000 4,000 891,000 981,000 -90,000

Q4 2017

457,000 369,000 88,000 280,000 250,000 30,000 907,000 900,000 7,000

Q1 2018

426,000 360,000 66,000 270,000 249,000 21,000 943,000 862,000 81,000

Q2 2018

440,000 379,000 61,000 276,000 251,000 25,000 910,000 959,000 -49,000

Q3 2018

424,000 410,000 14,000 275,000 268,000 7,000 921,000 1,001,000 -80,000

Q4 2018

465,000 379,000 86,000 279,000 245,000 34,000 846,000 919,000 -73,000

Q1 2019

404,000 382,000 22,000 264,000 246,000 18,000 914,000 872,000 42,000

Q2 2019

416,000 428,000 -12,000 270,000 264,000 6,000 876,000 976,000 -100,000

Q3 2019

377,000 441,000 -64,000 256,000 266,000 -10,000 858,000 943,000 -85,000

Q4 2019

409,000 407,000 2,000 267,000 249,000 18,000 891,000 887,000 4,000

Q1 2020

364,000 418,000 -54,000 250,000 258,000 -8,000 906,000 874,000 32,000

Q2 2020

272,000 1,160,000 -888,000 202,000 607,000 -405,000 963,000 2,529,000 -1,566,000

Q3 2020

578,000 476,000 102,000 317,000 268,000 49,000 1,520,000 827,000 693,000

Q4 2020

518,000 373,000 145,000 298,000 219,000 79,000 936,000 848,000 88,000
Gross job gains and losses, and net employment change, by industry, first quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2020 (continued)
Quarter Gross job gains, transportation and warehousing Gross job losses, transportation and warehousing Net employment change, transportation and warehousing Gross job gains, utilities Gross job losses, utilities Net employment change, utilities Gross job gains, information Gross job losses, information Net employment change, information

Q1 2010

193,000 220,000 -27,000 9,000 10,000 -1,000 111,000 134,000 -23,000

Q2 2010

222,000 193,000 29,000 11,000 12,000 -1,000 127,000 131,000 -4,000

Q3 2010

218,000 197,000 21,000 10,000 12,000 -2,000 135,000 137,000 -2,000

Q4 2010

249,000 196,000 53,000 12,000 11,000 1,000 128,000 139,000 -11,000

Q1 2011

214,000 219,000 -5,000 11,000 10,000 1,000 116,000 131,000 -15,000

Q2 2011

226,000 200,000 26,000 12,000 13,000 -1,000 124,000 128,000 -4,000

Q3 2011

234,000 199,000 35,000 11,000 12,000 -1,000 126,000 121,000 5,000

Q4 2011

238,000 207,000 31,000 12,000 12,000 0 118,000 127,000 -9,000

Q1 2012

220,000 209,000 11,000 12,000 11,000 1,000 117,000 114,000 3,000

Q2 2012

226,000 204,000 22,000 11,000 13,000 -2,000 122,000 127,000 -5,000

Q3 2012

224,000 211,000 13,000 12,000 13,000 -1,000 131,000 138,000 -7,000

Q4 2012

255,000 216,000 39,000 14,000 12,000 2,000 141,000 120,000 21,000

Q1 2013

217,000 229,000 -12,000 10,000 12,000 -2,000 119,000 120,000 -1,000

Q2 2013

229,000 215,000 14,000 14,000 13,000 1,000 134,000 127,000 7,000

Q3 2013

233,000 213,000 20,000 11,000 13,000 -2,000 130,000 135,000 -5,000

Q4 2013

272,000 210,000 62,000 12,000 16,000 -4,000 137,000 123,000 14,000

Q1 2014

243,000 236,000 7,000 14,000 13,000 1,000 124,000 130,000 -6,000

Q2 2014

255,000 209,000 46,000 12,000 13,000 -1,000 141,000 133,000 8,000

Q3 2014

253,000 216,000 37,000 12,000 12,000 0 140,000 139,000 1,000

Q4 2014

314,000 210,000 104,000 14,000 12,000 2,000 147,000 136,000 11,000

Q1 2015

243,000 263,000 -20,000 13,000 13,000 0 127,000 130,000 -3,000

Q2 2015

268,000 232,000 36,000 13,000 12,000 1,000 149,000 128,000 21,000

Q3 2015

269,000 232,000 37,000 12,000 13,000 -1,000 144,000 145,000 -1,000

Q4 2015

328,000 234,000 94,000 12,000 11,000 1,000 164,000 139,000 25,000

Q1 2016

245,000 283,000 -38,000 10,000 10,000 0 138,000 141,000 -3,000

Q2 2016

254,000 252,000 2,000 13,000 13,000 0 156,000 139,000 17,000

Q3 2016

291,000 233,000 58,000 11,000 14,000 -3,000 152,000 152,000 0

Q4 2016

371,000 238,000 133,000 12,000 12,000 0 143,000 149,000 -6,000

Q1 2017

256,000 314,000 -58,000 11,000 10,000 1,000 144,000 154,000 -10,000

Q2 2017

274,000 256,000 18,000 12,000 13,000 -1,000 157,000 174,000 -17,000

Q3 2017

309,000 235,000 74,000 11,000 13,000 -2,000 157,000 155,000 2,000

Q4 2017

381,000 234,000 147,000 12,000 12,000 0 148,000 147,000 1,000

Q1 2018

270,000 323,000 -53,000 12,000 11,000 1,000 157,000 149,000 8,000

Q2 2018

288,000 255,000 33,000 13,000 15,000 -2,000 160,000 167,000 -7,000

Q3 2018

314,000 259,000 55,000 12,000 13,000 -1,000 149,000 156,000 -7,000

Q4 2018

417,000 241,000 176,000 12,000 14,000 -2,000 144,000 149,000 -5,000

Q1 2019

290,000 348,000 -58,000 14,000 13,000 1,000 162,000 133,000 29,000

Q2 2019

312,000 269,000 43,000 14,000 14,000 0 164,000 163,000 1,000

Q3 2019

343,000 255,000 88,000 14,000 14,000 0 162,000 154,000 8,000

Q4 2019

508,000 254,000 254,000 13,000 12,000 1,000 155,000 161,000 -6,000

Q1 2020

278,000 416,000 -138,000 10,000 9,000 1,000 152,000 139,000 13,000

Q2 2020

422,000 826,000 -404,000 10,000 14,000 -4,000 98,000 421,000 -323,000

Q3 2020

527,000 311,000 216,000 14,000 12,000 2,000 204,000 135,000 69,000

Q4 2020

639,000 275,000 364,000 13,000 12,000 1,000 173,000 142,000 31,000
Gross job gains and losses, and net employment change, by industry, first quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2020 (continued)
Quarter Gross job gains, financial activities Gross job losses, financial activities Net employment change, financial activities Gross job gains, professional and business services Gross job losses, professional and business services Net employment change, professional and business services Gross job gains, education and health services Gross job losses, education and health services Net employment change, education and health services

Q1 2010

345,000 373,000 -28,000 1,182,000 1,157,000 25,000 798,000 767,000 31,000

Q2 2010

346,000 373,000 -27,000 1,368,000 1,151,000 217,000 832,000 762,000 70,000

Q3 2010

352,000 370,000 -18,000 1,299,000 1,192,000 107,000 853,000 780,000 73,000

Q4 2010

372,000 345,000 27,000 1,394,000 1,176,000 218,000 898,000 763,000 135,000

Q1 2011

332,000 338,000 -6,000 1,266,000 1,146,000 120,000 825,000 722,000 103,000

Q2 2011

350,000 352,000 -2,000 1,327,000 1,220,000 107,000 848,000 793,000 55,000

Q3 2011

377,000 339,000 38,000 1,399,000 1,166,000 233,000 896,000 756,000 140,000

Q4 2011

357,000 349,000 8,000 1,336,000 1,248,000 88,000 848,000 782,000 66,000

Q1 2012

348,000 320,000 28,000 1,313,000 1,150,000 163,000 922,000 725,000 197,000

Q2 2012

362,000 331,000 31,000 1,371,000 1,216,000 155,000 853,000 793,000 60,000

Q3 2012

358,000 333,000 25,000 1,337,000 1,263,000 74,000 867,000 780,000 87,000

Q4 2012

377,000 324,000 53,000 1,400,000 1,232,000 168,000 869,000 732,000 137,000

Q1 2013

358,000 329,000 29,000 1,307,000 1,194,000 113,000 854,000 780,000 74,000

Q2 2013

369,000 330,000 39,000 1,371,000 1,255,000 116,000 849,000 838,000 11,000

Q3 2013

358,000 346,000 12,000 1,383,000 1,239,000 144,000 893,000 783,000 110,000

Q4 2013

369,000 355,000 14,000 1,447,000 1,255,000 192,000 887,000 777,000 110,000

Q1 2014

333,000 347,000 -14,000 1,292,000 1,274,000 18,000 845,000 792,000 53,000

Q2 2014

373,000 337,000 36,000 1,442,000 1,246,000 196,000 891,000 833,000 58,000

Q3 2014

361,000 343,000 18,000 1,393,000 1,261,000 132,000 932,000 791,000 141,000

Q4 2014

382,000 342,000 40,000 1,556,000 1,275,000 281,000 929,000 779,000 150,000

Q1 2015

352,000 336,000 16,000 1,298,000 1,341,000 -43,000 874,000 835,000 39,000

Q2 2015

385,000 331,000 54,000 1,441,000 1,311,000 130,000 940,000 806,000 134,000

Q3 2015

370,000 347,000 23,000 1,414,000 1,312,000 102,000 964,000 828,000 136,000

Q4 2015

394,000 351,000 43,000 1,593,000 1,311,000 282,000 1,007,000 803,000 204,000

Q1 2016

360,000 341,000 19,000 1,284,000 1,370,000 -86,000 910,000 829,000 81,000

Q2 2016

387,000 355,000 32,000 1,424,000 1,354,000 70,000 964,000 881,000 83,000

Q3 2016

391,000 349,000 42,000 1,479,000 1,280,000 199,000 1,045,000 821,000 224,000

Q4 2016

380,000 354,000 26,000 1,388,000 1,359,000 29,000 965,000 912,000 53,000

Q1 2017

364,000 343,000 21,000 1,324,000 1,285,000 39,000 972,000 825,000 147,000

Q2 2017

392,000 346,000 46,000 1,446,000 1,337,000 109,000 994,000 899,000 95,000

Q3 2017

375,000 364,000 11,000 1,388,000 1,384,000 4,000 986,000 908,000 78,000

Q4 2017

388,000 370,000 18,000 1,492,000 1,315,000 177,000 987,000 867,000 120,000

Q1 2018

361,000 349,000 12,000 1,362,000 1,278,000 84,000 998,000 842,000 156,000

Q2 2018

394,000 357,000 37,000 1,469,000 1,375,000 94,000 1,014,000 933,000 81,000

Q3 2018

381,000 386,000 -5,000 1,439,000 1,369,000 70,000 1,014,000 918,000 96,000

Q4 2018

394,000 376,000 18,000 1,505,000 1,352,000 153,000 1,004,000 870,000 134,000

Q1 2019

373,000 351,000 22,000 1,347,000 1,333,000 14,000 1,036,000 863,000 173,000

Q2 2019

410,000 364,000 46,000 1,490,000 1,370,000 120,000 1,020,000 977,000 43,000

Q3 2019

386,000 364,000 22,000 1,408,000 1,375,000 33,000 1,052,000 921,000 131,000

Q4 2019

406,000 362,000 44,000 1,506,000 1,378,000 128,000 1,034,000 904,000 130,000

Q1 2020

356,000 363,000 -7,000 1,270,000 1,377,000 -107,000 976,000 983,000 -7,000

Q2 2020

314,000 637,000 -323,000 1,142,000 2,965,000 -1,823,000 663,000 2,418,000 -1,755,000

Q3 2020

449,000 374,000 75,000 1,812,000 1,364,000 448,000 1,365,000 914,000 451,000

Q4 2020

419,000 361,000 58,000 1,832,000 1,180,000 652,000 1,157,000 893,000 264,000
Gross job gains and losses, and net employment change, by industry, first quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2020 (continued)
Quarter Gross job gains, leisure and hospitality Gross job losses, leisure and hospitality Net employment change, leisure and hospitality Gross job gains, other services Gross job losses, other services Net employment change, other services

Q1 2010

1,040,000 1,062,000 -22,000 258,000 269,000 -11,000

Q2 2010

1,153,000 1,053,000 100,000 278,000 257,000 21,000

Q3 2010

1,122,000 1,057,000 65,000 270,000 273,000 -3,000

Q4 2010

1,142,000 1,103,000 39,000 277,000 268,000 9,000

Q1 2011

1,073,000 1,014,000 59,000 269,000 254,000 15,000

Q2 2011

1,176,000 1,098,000 78,000 285,000 263,000 22,000

Q3 2011

1,200,000 1,101,000 99,000 285,000 269,000 16,000

Q4 2011

1,119,000 1,106,000 13,000 269,000 263,000 6,000

Q1 2012

1,247,000 984,000 263,000 283,000 252,000 31,000

Q2 2012

1,212,000 1,101,000 111,000 292,000 260,000 32,000

Q3 2012

1,173,000 1,159,000 14,000 279,000 280,000 -1,000

Q4 2012

1,181,000 1,094,000 87,000 274,000 267,000 7,000

Q1 2013

1,226,000 1,063,000 163,000 280,000 260,000 20,000

Q2 2013

1,258,000 1,107,000 151,000 289,000 266,000 23,000

Q3 2013

1,203,000 1,172,000 31,000 282,000 269,000 13,000

Q4 2013

1,213,000 1,127,000 86,000 276,000 273,000 3,000

Q1 2014

1,209,000 1,091,000 118,000 284,000 257,000 27,000

Q2 2014

1,284,000 1,160,000 124,000 301,000 271,000 30,000

Q3 2014

1,216,000 1,220,000 -4,000 287,000 281,000 6,000

Q4 2014

1,250,000 1,156,000 94,000 285,000 274,000 11,000

Q1 2015

1,258,000 1,140,000 118,000 283,000 271,000 12,000

Q2 2015

1,319,000 1,191,000 128,000 302,000 268,000 34,000

Q3 2015

1,272,000 1,191,000 81,000 285,000 279,000 6,000

Q4 2015

1,337,000 1,200,000 137,000 295,000 274,000 21,000

Q1 2016

1,293,000 1,174,000 119,000 283,000 272,000 11,000

Q2 2016

1,315,000 1,266,000 49,000 302,000 284,000 18,000

Q3 2016

1,354,000 1,285,000 69,000 312,000 284,000 28,000

Q4 2016

1,302,000 1,254,000 48,000 281,000 294,000 -13,000

Q1 2017

1,348,000 1,172,000 176,000 293,000 277,000 16,000

Q2 2017

1,347,000 1,324,000 23,000 310,000 284,000 26,000

Q3 2017

1,303,000 1,410,000 -107,000 284,000 303,000 -19,000

Q4 2017

1,386,000 1,230,000 156,000 295,000 276,000 19,000

Q1 2018

1,360,000 1,212,000 148,000 299,000 280,000 19,000

Q2 2018

1,354,000 1,358,000 -4,000 318,000 286,000 32,000

Q3 2018

1,344,000 1,412,000 -68,000 301,000 307,000 -6,000

Q4 2018

1,403,000 1,236,000 167,000 304,000 291,000 13,000

Q1 2019

1,354,000 1,215,000 139,000 305,000 279,000 26,000

Q2 2019

1,353,000 1,407,000 -54,000 314,000 293,000 21,000

Q3 2019

1,337,000 1,409,000 -72,000 299,000 300,000 -1,000

Q4 2019

1,407,000 1,218,000 189,000 307,000 279,000 28,000

Q1 2020

1,116,000 1,660,000 -544,000 283,000 336,000 -53,000

Q2 2020

651,000 6,300,000 -5,649,000 191,000 1,036,000 -845,000

Q3 2020

2,516,000 1,036,000 1,480,000 529,000 264,000 265,000

Q4 2020

1,433,000 1,319,000 114,000 321,000 283,000 38,000

Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in all 13 major industries in the fourth quarter of 2020. The professional and business industry had a net employment gain of 652,000 jobs, as gross job gains were 1.8 million and gross job losses were 1.2 million.

From September 2020 to December 2020, transportation and warehousing experienced a net job increase of 364,000 jobs, education and health services added 264,000 jobs, construction added 146,000 jobs, and manufacturing showed a net gain 145,000 jobs.

These data are from the Business Employment Dynamics program and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Business Employment Dynamics — Fourth Quarter 2020." Also see charts related to the latest "Business Employment Dynamics" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in all 13 major industries in the fourth quarter of 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/gross-job-gains-exceeded-gross-job-losses-in-all-13-major-industries-in-the-fourth-quarter-of-2020.htm (visited September 17, 2021).

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