August 3, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Gross job gains and losses in the fourth quarter of 2011

Private sector gross job gains and gross job losses, seasonally adjusted, first quarter 2001 to fourth quarter 2011
Quarter Gross job gains Gross job losses

2001 I

8,491,000 8,610,000

2001 II

7,991,000 8,771,000

2001 III

7,630,000 8,778,000

2001 IV

7,547,000 8,556,000

2002 I

8,071,000 8,081,000

2002 II

7,868,000 7,898,000

2002 III

7,630,000 7,781,000

2002 IV

7,483,000 7,724,000

2003 I

7,467,000 7,860,000

2003 II

7,398,000 7,488,000

2003 III

7,392,000 7,188,000

2003 IV

7,521,000 7,224,000

2004 I

7,715,000 7,245,000

2004 II

7,754,000 7,110,000

2004 III

7,633,000 7,427,000

2004 IV

7,844,000 7,087,000

2005 I

7,620,000 7,236,000

2005 II

7,774,000 7,181,000

2005 III

7,965,000 7,288,000

2005 IV

7,807,000 7,313,000

2006 I

7,797,000 6,923,000

2006 II

7,758,000 7,387,000

2006 III

7,499,000 7,447,000

2006 IV

7,740,000 7,285,000

2007 I

7,723,000 7,168,000

2007 II

7,630,000 7,475,000

2007 III

7,333,000 7,573,000

2007 IV

7,642,000 7,368,000

2008 I

7,234,000 7,449,000

2008 II

7,255,000 7,829,000

2008 III

6,893,000 7,848,000

2008 IV

6,698,000 8,517,000

2009 I

5,830,000 8,526,000

2009 II

6,395,000 8,048,000

2009 III

6,345,000 7,238,000

2009 IV

6,634,000 6,872,000

2010 I

6,246,000 6,500,000

2010 II

6,969,000 6,248,000

2010 III

6,685,000 6,480,000

2010 IV

7,009,000 6,427,000

2011 I

6,338,000 6,086,000

2011 II

6,892,000 6,314,000

2011 III

7,058,000 6,305,000

2011 IV

6,854,000 6,486,000

These data are featured in the TED article, Gross job gains and losses in the fourth quarter of 2011.