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

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

Gross job gains                   6,152   5,850   6,164   5,607   6,233    5.4    5.1    5.3    4.8    5.3
 At expanding firms               5,244   4,957   5,237   4,699   5,335    4.6    4.3    4.5    4.0    4.5
 At opening firms                   908     893     927     908     898     .8     .8     .8     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,265   5,345   5,177   5,369   5,407    4.5    4.6    4.4    4.6    4.6
 At contracting firms             4,422   4,522   4,320   4,536   4,592    3.8    3.9    3.7    3.9    3.9
 At closing firms                   843     823     857     833     815     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               887     505     987     238     826     .9     .5     .9     .2     .7


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,182   3,046   3,108   3,064   3,175    9.8    9.3    9.5    9.2    9.6
 At expanding firms               2,312   2,197   2,224   2,192   2,326    7.1    6.7    6.8    6.6    7.0
 At opening firms                   870     849     884     872     849    2.7    2.6    2.7    2.6    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,884   2,885   2,890   2,879   2,864    8.9    8.8    8.8    8.7    8.7
 At contracting firms             2,081   2,099   2,077   2,088   2,082    6.4    6.4    6.3    6.3    6.3
 At closing firms                   803     786     813     791     782    2.5    2.4    2.5    2.4    2.4

Net employment change               298     161     218     185     311     .9     .5     .7     .5     .9


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,127   1,059   1,085   1,013   1,136    5.4    5.0    5.1    4.7    5.3
 At expanding firms               1,092   1,021   1,047     981   1,099    5.2    4.8    4.9    4.6    5.1
 At opening firms                    35      38      38      32      37     .2     .2     .2     .1     .2

Gross job losses                    906     958     932     935     944    4.3    4.5    4.4    4.4    4.4
 At contracting firms               877     928     893     900     917    4.2    4.4    4.2    4.2    4.3
 At closing firms                    29      30      39      35      27     .1     .1     .2     .2     .1

Net employment change               221     101     153      78     192    1.1     .5     .7     .3     .9


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,843   1,745   1,971   1,530   1,922    3.0    2.8    3.2    2.4    3.0
 At expanding firms               1,840   1,739   1,966   1,526   1,910    3.0    2.8    3.2    2.4    3.0
 At opening firms                     3       6       5       4      12     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,475   1,502   1,355   1,555   1,599    2.4    2.4    2.2    2.5    2.5
 At contracting firms             1,464   1,495   1,350   1,548   1,593    2.4    2.4    2.2    2.5    2.5
 At closing firms                    11       7       5       7       6     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               368     243     616     -25     323     .6     .4    1.0    -.1     .5


(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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