Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, 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

                                   Mar.    June    Sept.   Dec.    Mar.   Mar.   June   Sept.  Dec.   Mar.  
                                   2015    2015    2015    2015    2016   2015   2015   2015   2015   2016
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,662   6,253   5,898   6,258   5,624    4.8    5.3    5.0    5.3    4.7
 At expanding firms               4,727   5,344   5,010   5,295   4,790    4.0    4.5    4.2    4.5    4.0
 At opening firms                   935     909     888     963     834     .8     .8     .8     .8     .7

Gross job losses                  5,418   5,430   5,501   5,376   5,400    4.6    4.6    4.7    4.5    4.5
 At contracting firms             4,566   4,604   4,675   4,528   4,579    3.9    3.9    4.0    3.8    3.8
 At closing firms                   852     826     826     848     821     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               244     823     397     882     224     .2     .7     .3     .8     .2


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,106   3,197   3,040   3,179   3,020    9.4    9.6    9.2    9.5    9.0
 At expanding firms               2,208   2,333   2,191   2,265   2,218    6.7    7.0    6.6    6.8    6.6
 At opening firms                   898     864     849     914     802    2.7    2.6    2.6    2.7    2.4

Gross job losses                  2,915   2,885   2,926   2,932   2,845    8.8    8.7    8.8    8.8    8.4
 At contracting firms             2,106   2,094   2,139   2,123   2,057    6.4    6.3    6.4    6.4    6.1
 At closing firms                   809     791     787     809     788    2.4    2.4    2.4    2.4    2.3

Net employment change               191     312     114     247     175     .6     .9     .4     .7     .6


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,022   1,136   1,038   1,075   1,002    4.8    5.3    4.8    5.0    4.6
 At expanding firms                 989   1,100   1,002   1,041     974    4.6    5.1    4.6    4.8    4.5
 At opening firms                    33      36      36      34      28     .2     .2     .2     .2     .1

Gross job losses                    941     945     980     977     945    4.4    4.4    4.5    4.6    4.3
 At contracting firms               905     917     952     943     917    4.2    4.3    4.4    4.4    4.2
 At closing firms                    36      28      28      34      28     .2     .1     .1     .2     .1

Net employment change                81     191      58      98      57     .4     .9     .3     .4     .3


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,534   1,920   1,820   2,004   1,602    2.4    3.0    2.9    3.1    2.5
 At expanding firms               1,530   1,911   1,817   1,989   1,598    2.4    3.0    2.9    3.1    2.5
 At opening firms                     4       9       3      15       4     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,562   1,600   1,595   1,467   1,610    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.3    2.5
 At contracting firms             1,555   1,593   1,584   1,462   1,605    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.3    2.5
 At closing firms                     7       7      11       5       5     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               -28     320     225     537      -8    -.1     .5     .4     .8     .0


(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower
    than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment,
    as some establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

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