Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table 3. Private sector gross job gains and losses by industry, 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

                                   June    Sept    Dec.    Mar.    June   June   Sept   Dec.   Mar.   June  
                                   2014    2014    2014    2015    2015   2014   2014   2014   2015   2015
Total private(1)

Gross job gains                   7,467   7,235   7,658   6,947   7,554    6.5    6.3    6.6    5.9    6.4
 At expanding establishments      6,128   5,905   6,279   5,666   6,220    5.3    5.1    5.4    4.8    5.3
 At opening establishments        1,339   1,330   1,379   1,281   1,334    1.2    1.2    1.2    1.1    1.1
Gross job losses                  6,584   6,710   6,563   6,721   6,725    5.8    5.8    5.7    5.7    5.7
 At contracting establishments    5,362   5,523   5,322   5,558   5,541    4.7    4.8    4.6    4.7    4.7
 At closing establishments        1,222   1,187   1,241   1,163   1,184    1.1    1.0    1.1    1.0    1.0
Net employment change               883     525   1,095     226     829     .7     .5     .9     .2     .7

Goods-producing

Gross job gains                   1,421   1,357   1,393   1,321   1,387    7.0    6.7    6.8    6.4    6.7
 At expanding establishments      1,216   1,157   1,195   1,136   1,195    6.0    5.7    5.8    5.5    5.8
 At opening establishments          205     200     198     185     192    1.0    1.0    1.0     .9     .9
Gross job losses                  1,253   1,236   1,269   1,298   1,331    6.2    6.0    6.2    6.3    6.4
 At contracting establishments    1,046   1,047   1,070   1,113   1,138    5.2    5.1    5.2    5.4    5.5
 At closing establishments          207     189     199     185     193    1.0     .9    1.0     .9     .9
Net employment change               168     121     124      23      56     .8     .7     .6     .1     .3

Natural resources and mining

Gross job gains                     284     286     280     284     263   13.8   13.8   13.4   13.5   13.0
 At expanding establishments        249     248     243     250     229   12.1   12.0   11.6   11.9   11.3
 At opening establishments           35      38      37      34      34    1.7    1.8    1.8    1.6    1.7
Gross job losses                    275     253     285     297     332   13.3   12.3   13.7   14.2   16.3
 At contracting establishments      237     220     250     264     296   11.5   10.7   12.0   12.6   14.5
 At closing establishments           38      33      35      33      36    1.8    1.6    1.7    1.6    1.8
Net employment change                 9      33      -5     -13     -69     .5    1.5    -.3    -.7   -3.3

Construction

Gross job gains                     698     663     669     652     693   11.5   10.8   10.8   10.3   10.9
 At expanding establishments        565     541     546     533     571    9.3    8.8    8.8    8.4    9.0
 At opening establishments          133     122     123     119     122    2.2    2.0    2.0    1.9    1.9
Gross job losses                    606     589     606     616     599   10.0    9.6    9.7    9.8    9.4
 At contracting establishments      485     476     485     503     484    8.0    7.8    7.8    8.0    7.6
 At closing establishments          121     113     121     113     115    2.0    1.8    1.9    1.8    1.8
Net employment change                92      74      63      36      94    1.5    1.2    1.1     .5    1.5

Manufacturing

Gross job gains                     439     408     444     385     431    3.6    3.3    3.6    3.2    3.5
 At expanding establishments        402     368     406     353     395    3.3    3.0    3.3    2.9    3.2
 At opening establishments           37      40      38      32      36     .3     .3     .3     .3     .3
Gross job losses                    372     394     378     385     400    3.1    3.3    3.1    3.1    3.2
 At contracting establishments      324     351     335     346     358    2.7    2.9    2.7    2.8    2.9
 At closing establishments           48      43      43      39      42     .4     .4     .4     .3     .3
Net employment change                67      14      66       0      31     .5     .0     .5     .1     .3

Service-providing(1)

Gross job gains                   6,046   5,878   6,265   5,626   6,167    6.4    6.2    6.5    5.8    6.4
 At expanding establishments      4,912   4,748   5,084   4,530   5,025    5.2    5.0    5.3    4.7    5.2
 At opening establishments        1,134   1,130   1,181   1,096   1,142    1.2    1.2    1.2    1.1    1.2
Gross job losses                  5,331   5,474   5,294   5,423   5,394    5.7    5.7    5.5    5.6    5.5
 At contracting establishments    4,316   4,476   4,252   4,445   4,403    4.6    4.7    4.4    4.6    4.5
 At closing establishments        1,015     998   1,042     978     991    1.1    1.0    1.1    1.0    1.0
Net employment change               715     404     971     203     773     .7     .5    1.0     .2     .9

Wholesale trade

Gross job gains                     286     278     293     262     284    4.9    4.8    5.0    4.5    4.8
 At expanding establishments        240     231     243     218     240    4.1    4.0    4.1    3.7    4.1
 At opening establishments           46      47      50      44      44     .8     .8     .9     .8     .7
Gross job losses                    250     255     247     256     261    4.3    4.3    4.2    4.4    4.4
 At contracting establishments      192     200     192     204     207    3.3    3.4    3.3    3.5    3.5
 At closing establishments           58      55      55      52      54    1.0     .9     .9     .9     .9
Net employment change                36      23      46       6      23     .6     .5     .8     .1     .4

Retail trade

Gross job gains                     975     904     952     908     990    6.3    5.8    6.2    5.9    6.3
 At expanding establishments        839     773     829     787     863    5.4    5.0    5.4    5.1    5.5
 At opening establishments          136     131     123     121     127     .9     .8     .8     .8     .8
Gross job losses                    836     911     842     873     825    5.4    5.9    5.4    5.6    5.2
 At contracting establishments      721     800     728     763     714    4.7    5.2    4.7    4.9    4.5
 At closing establishments          115     111     114     110     111     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7
Net employment change               139      -7     110      35     165     .9    -.1     .8     .3    1.1

Transportation and warehousing

Gross job gains                     248     251     330     228     257    5.6    5.7    7.3    5.0    5.6
 At expanding establishments        212     217     297     197     223    4.8    4.9    6.6    4.3    4.9
 At opening establishments           36      34      33      31      34     .8     .8     .7     .7     .7
Gross job losses                    207     211     205     272     230    4.8    4.8    4.6    6.0    5.0
 At contracting establishments      173     175     170     242     198    4.0    4.0    3.8    5.3    4.3
 At closing establishments           34      36      35      30      32     .8     .8     .8     .7     .7
Net employment change                41      40     125     -44      27     .8     .9    2.7   -1.0     .6

Utilities

Gross job gains                      12      12      14      13      13    2.2    2.2    2.6    2.4    2.4
 At expanding establishments         11      11      12      12      12    2.0    2.0    2.2    2.2    2.2
 At opening establishments            1       1       2       1       1     .2     .2     .4     .2     .2
Gross job losses                     14      12      12      11      12    2.6    2.2    2.2    2.0    2.2
 At contracting establishments       12      10      10      10      11    2.2    1.8    1.8    1.8    2.0
 At closing establishments            2       2       2       1       1     .4     .4     .4     .2     .2
Net employment change                -2       0       2       2       1    -.4     .0     .4     .4     .2

Information

Gross job gains                     142     140     145     124     147    5.1    5.1    5.3    4.5    5.4
 At expanding establishments        119     117     119     107     126    4.3    4.3    4.3    3.9    4.6
 At opening establishments           23      23      26      17      21     .8     .8    1.0     .6     .8
Gross job losses                    133     140     136     128     132    4.9    5.2    5.0    4.7    4.8
 At contracting establishments      109     119     110     104     110    4.0    4.4    4.0    3.8    4.0
 At closing establishments           24      21      26      24      22     .9     .8    1.0     .9     .8
Net employment change                 9       0       9      -4      15     .2    -.1     .3    -.2     .6

Financial activities

Gross job gains                     376     361     384     341     385    4.9    4.7    5.0    4.3    4.9
 At expanding establishments        306     289     302     275     314    4.0    3.8    3.9    3.5    4.0
 At opening establishments           70      72      82      66      71     .9     .9    1.1     .8     .9
Gross job losses                    337     345     344     330     332    4.4    4.5    4.4    4.2    4.2
 At contracting establishments      262     271     263     257     259    3.4    3.5    3.4    3.3    3.3
 At closing establishments           75      74      81      73      73    1.0    1.0    1.0     .9     .9
Net employment change                39      16      40      11      53     .5     .2     .6     .1     .7

Professional and business services

Gross job gains                   1,447   1,395   1,570   1,253   1,438    7.6    7.3    8.1    6.5    7.3
 At expanding establishments      1,191   1,142   1,292   1,025   1,179    6.3    6.0    6.7    5.3    6.0
 At opening establishments          256     253     278     228     259    1.3    1.3    1.4    1.2    1.3
Gross job losses                  1,251   1,263   1,277   1,320   1,296    6.6    6.6    6.6    6.8    6.6
 At contracting establishments      992   1,007   1,002   1,085   1,037    5.2    5.3    5.2    5.6    5.3
 At closing establishments          259     256     275     235     259    1.4    1.3    1.4    1.2    1.3
Net employment change               196     132     293     -67     142    1.0     .7    1.5    -.3     .7

Education and health services

Gross job gains                     892     934     930     855     933    4.4    4.5    4.5    4.1    4.4
 At expanding establishments        736     770     765     706     777    3.6    3.7    3.7    3.4    3.7
 At opening establishments          156     164     165     149     156     .8     .8     .8     .7     .7
Gross job losses                    838     792     778     818     810    4.1    3.9    3.8    3.9    3.9
 At contracting establishments      672     637     619     642     651    3.3    3.1    3.0    3.1    3.1
 At closing establishments          166     155     159     176     159     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8
Net employment change                54     142     152      37     123     .3     .6     .7     .2     .5

Leisure and hospitality

Gross job gains                   1,283   1,214   1,257   1,235   1,308    8.8    8.3    8.5    8.3    8.7
 At expanding establishments      1,005     953     981     964   1,032    6.9    6.5    6.6    6.5    6.9
 At opening establishments          278     261     276     271     276    1.9    1.8    1.9    1.8    1.8
Gross job losses                  1,169   1,235   1,146   1,112   1,197    8.0    8.4    7.7    7.4    7.9
 At contracting establishments      964   1,024     932     916     996    6.6    7.0    6.3    6.1    6.6
 At closing establishments          205     211     214     196     201    1.4    1.4    1.4    1.3    1.3
Net employment change               114     -21     111     123     111     .8    -.1     .8     .9     .8

Other services

Gross job gains                     305     286     284     276     301    7.7    7.2    7.2    7.0    7.5
 At expanding establishments        241     228     226     218     240    6.1    5.7    5.7    5.5    6.0
 At opening establishments           64      58      58      58      61    1.6    1.5    1.5    1.5    1.5
Gross job losses                    271     284     274     266     267    6.9    7.1    6.8    6.6    6.6
 At contracting establishments      212     224     213     209     209    5.4    5.6    5.3    5.2    5.2
 At closing establishments           59      60      61      57      58    1.5    1.5    1.5    1.4    1.4
Net employment change                34       2      10      10      34     .8     .1     .4     .4     .9

(1) Includes unclassified sector, not shown separately

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