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

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

Gross job gains                   6,164   5,607   6,233   5,885   6,245    5.3    4.8    5.3    4.9    5.3
 At expanding firms               5,237   4,699   5,335   5,023   5,295    4.5    4.0    4.5    4.2    4.5
 At opening firms                   927     908     898     862     950     .8     .8     .8     .7     .8

Gross job losses                  5,177   5,369   5,407   5,491   5,363    4.4    4.6    4.6    4.6    4.5
 At contracting firms             4,320   4,536   4,592   4,669   4,513    3.7    3.9    3.9    3.9    3.8
 At closing firms                   857     833     815     822     850     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               987     238     826     394     882     .9     .2     .7     .3     .8


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,108   3,064   3,175   3,009   3,162    9.5    9.2    9.6    9.1    9.5
 At expanding firms               2,224   2,192   2,326   2,187   2,257    6.8    6.6    7.0    6.6    6.8
 At opening firms                   884     872     849     822     905    2.7    2.6    2.6    2.5    2.7

Gross job losses                  2,890   2,879   2,864   2,912   2,932    8.8    8.7    8.7    8.8    8.7
 At contracting firms             2,077   2,088   2,082   2,122   2,119    6.3    6.3    6.3    6.4    6.3
 At closing firms                   813     791     782     790     813    2.5    2.4    2.4    2.4    2.4

Net employment change               218     185     311      97     230     .7     .5     .9     .3     .8


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,085   1,013   1,136   1,044   1,076    5.1    4.7    5.3    4.9    5.0
 At expanding firms               1,047     981   1,099   1,007   1,042    4.9    4.6    5.1    4.7    4.8
 At opening firms                    38      32      37      37      34     .2     .1     .2     .2     .2

Gross job losses                    932     935     944     978     978    4.4    4.4    4.4    4.5    4.6
 At contracting firms               893     900     917     951     944    4.2    4.2    4.3    4.4    4.4
 At closing firms                    39      35      27      27      34     .2     .2     .1     .1     .2

Net employment change               153      78     192      66      98     .7     .3     .9     .4     .4


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,971   1,530   1,922   1,832   2,007    3.2    2.4    3.0    2.9    3.1
 At expanding firms               1,966   1,526   1,910   1,829   1,996    3.2    2.4    3.0    2.9    3.1
 At opening firms                     5       4      12       3      11     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,355   1,555   1,599   1,601   1,453    2.2    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.3
 At contracting firms             1,350   1,548   1,593   1,596   1,450    2.2    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.3
 At closing firms                     5       7       6       5       3     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               616     -25     323     231     554    1.0    -.1     .5     .4     .8


(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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