Gross job gains from opening and expanding establishments were 7.0 million in Q3 2013

May 02, 2014

From June 2013 to September 2013 gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments totaled 7.0 million, a decrease of 168,000 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments totaled 6.6 million, an increase of 77,000 jobs from the previous quarter.

Private sector gross job gains and losses at expanding, opening, contracting, and closing establishments, seasonally adjusted, March 2003–September 2013
QuarterNet change(1)Gross job gainsGross job losses
Total privateExpanding establishmentsOpening establishmentsTotal privateContracting establishmentsClosing establishments

Qtr1 2003

-393,0007,467,0005,928,0001,539,0007,860,0006,307,0001,553,000

Qtr2 2003

-90,0007,398,0005,929,0001,469,0007,488,0006,030,0001,458,000

Qtr3 2003

204,0007,392,0005,923,0001,469,0007,188,0005,828,0001,360,000

Qtr4 2003

297,0007,521,0006,005,0001,516,0007,224,0005,800,0001,424,000

Qtr1 2004

470,0007,715,0006,204,0001,511,0007,245,0005,795,0001,450,000

Qtr2 2004

644,0007,754,0006,235,0001,519,0007,110,0005,639,0001,471,000

Qtr3 2004

206,0007,633,0006,060,0001,573,0007,427,0005,888,0001,539,000

Qtr4 2004

757,0007,844,0006,243,0001,601,0007,087,0005,663,0001,424,000

Qtr1 2005

384,0007,620,0006,131,0001,489,0007,236,0005,801,0001,435,000

Qtr2 2005

593,0007,774,0006,231,0001,543,0007,181,0005,776,0001,405,000

Qtr3 2005

677,0007,965,0006,387,0001,578,0007,288,0005,844,0001,444,000

Qtr4 2005

494,0007,807,0006,252,0001,555,0007,313,0005,948,0001,365,000

Qtr1 2006

874,0007,797,0006,354,0001,443,0006,923,0005,636,0001,287,000

Qtr2 2006

371,0007,758,0006,246,0001,512,0007,387,0006,015,0001,372,000

Qtr3 2006

52,0007,499,0006,061,0001,438,0007,447,0006,097,0001,350,000

Qtr4 2006

455,0007,740,0006,223,0001,517,0007,285,0005,941,0001,344,000

Qtr1 2007

549,0007,727,0006,297,0001,430,0007,178,0005,881,0001,297,000

Qtr2 2007

149,0007,632,0006,222,0001,410,0007,483,0006,079,0001,404,000

Qtr3 2007

-252,0007,318,0005,847,0001,471,0007,570,0006,215,0001,355,000

Qtr4 2007

299,0007,658,0006,196,0001,462,0007,359,0006,012,0001,347,000

Qtr1 2008

-225,0007,246,0005,834,0001,412,0007,471,0006,102,0001,369,000

Qtr2 2008

-578,0007,254,0005,846,0001,408,0007,832,0006,352,0001,480,000

Qtr3 2008

-944,0006,886,0005,523,0001,363,0007,830,0006,448,0001,382,000

Qtr4 2008

-1,809,0006,706,0005,354,0001,352,0008,515,0007,034,0001,481,000

Qtr1 2009

-2,710,0005,844,0004,655,0001,189,0008,554,0007,132,0001,422,000

Qtr2 2009

-1,659,0006,391,0005,088,0001,303,0008,050,0006,667,0001,383,000

Qtr3 2009

-880,0006,340,0005,125,0001,215,0007,220,0005,863,0001,357,000

Qtr4 2009

-229,0006,640,0005,316,0001,324,0006,869,0005,589,0001,280,000

Qtr1 2010

-262,0006,256,0005,086,0001,170,0006,518,0005,313,0001,205,000

Qtr2 2010

715,0006,966,0005,684,0001,282,0006,251,0005,086,0001,165,000

Qtr3 2010

210,0006,675,0005,423,0001,252,0006,465,0005,240,0001,225,000

Qtr4 2010

591,0007,015,0005,642,0001,373,0006,424,0005,202,0001,222,000

Qtr1 2011

296,0006,448,0005,278,0001,170,0006,152,0005,015,0001,137,000

Qtr2 2011

602,0006,940,0005,642,0001,298,0006,338,0005,108,0001,230,000

Qtr3 2011

819,0007,144,0005,785,0001,359,0006,325,0005,181,0001,144,000

Qtr4 2011

368,0006,896,0005,549,0001,347,0006,528,0005,250,0001,278,000

Qtr1 2012

847,0006,946,0005,702,0001,244,0006,099,0004,995,0001,104,000

Qtr2 2012

613,0007,027,0005,738,0001,289,0006,414,0005,259,0001,155,000

Qtr3 2012

233,0006,847,0005,552,0001,295,0006,614,0005,436,0001,178,000

Qtr4 2012

709,0007,110,0005,769,0001,341,0006,401,0005,199,0001,202,000

Qtr1 2013

914,0007,200,0005,623,0001,577,0006,286,0005,136,0001,150,000

Qtr2 2013

666,0007,143,0005,839,0001,304,0006,477,0005,267,0001,210,000

Qtr3 2013

421,0006,975,0005,686,0001,289,0006,554,0005,403,0001,151,000
Footnotes:

(1) Net change is the difference between total gross job gains and total gross job losses.

The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 421,000 jobs in the private sector during the third quarter of 2013.

Gross job gains at expanding establishments totaled 5.7 million in third quarter 2013, a decrease of 153,000 jobs from the previous quarter. Opening establishments accounted for 1.3 million jobs gained in third quarter 2013, a decrease of 15,000 jobs from the previous quarter.

Contracting establishments lost 5.4 million jobs in third quarter of 2013. This is an increase of 136,000 jobs from the prior quarter. Closing establishments lost 1.2 million jobs, a decrease of 59,000 jobs from the previous quarter.

These data are from the Business Employment Dynamics program. To learn more, see "Business Employment Dynamics — Third Quarter 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0698.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Gross job gains from opening and expanding establishments were 7.0 million in Q3 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140502.htm (visited September 16, 2014).

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